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Vibrant Green 1940's Style Dress (Vogue 8577)

Added Aug 20, 2012

by lazyjaneallt...

Lancaster, Unite...






This dress was made for a friend to wear at a recent vintage event. My friend picked the fabric (Nicey Jane “Hop Dot” by Heather Bailey in Olive) and I picked the buttons, trim and lining. It was made using Vogue 8577 but with quite a few changes. I did a small bust adjustment and also adjusted for a hollow chest due to a slightly baggy upper torso on the muslin. I graded between sizes and slightly adjusted the button holes. The sleeves were also shortened as my friend is very petite.
I really enjoyed making this and would like to make one for myself some time, although the hem of the very full skirt took forever to finish!
The dress is lined with olive green cotton and has lace trim on the hem. I also used some olive green bias tape but you can’t see this in the photos.
This turned out better than I hoped and my friend loves her new dress – she said she got lots of compliments at the event!

Material Notes

Nicey Jane Hop Dot by Heather Bailey in Olive
Olive green cotton lining
Olive bias tape
Lace Trim
Deco Style buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins

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    Aug 21, 2012, 03.56 PMby jacquipardue

    Lovely dress, it looks fabulous on your friend. well done!

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    Aug 21, 2012, 04.41 AMby janene

    I love this dress so much. I think 40s fashion is fast becoming my favourite era. So elegant and feminine. And what a lovely friend to make something so lovely for someone else!

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      Aug 22, 2012, 07.07 PMby lazyjaneallthetime

      Thankyou for your kind comment! I love the 40’s too but my figure is better for 50’s styles! :)

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    Aug 20, 2012, 09.06 PMby Mary Athey

    The dress is gorgeous. i .m sure your friend waa thrilled with this x

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