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Vogue v8280 variation

Added Jan 11, 2011

by analogue

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While I’m still in this creative slump I thought I’d upload another project I made last summer.

My inspiration came from another project on BurdaStyle, someone made a full skirted variation of this Vogue dress, but unfortunately I can’t find the link to it :-( EDIT I found it! It was this lovely dress by frkbustad * I commented on it at the time and thought that I’d like to try something similar so here’s the result.

The first time I made a wiggle dress from the same pattern and I had to make quite a few adjustments to make the bodice fit, so this time the job was a bit easier as I’d saved the adjusted pattern pieces. Instead of the wiggle skirt I attached a slightly longer (below the knee) full skirt to the bodice with pleats added under the bodice darts. The dress closes at the back with a concealed zipper. It’s made out of a lovely tulip-print cotton I found at my local fabric shop and is fully lined.

Material Notes

Cotton (ca 2.5 m I think) , Lining fabric, invisible zip (ca 20")




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Mar 20, 2011, 02.59 PMby becky-del-paramo

    I´m in love with this dress!!! love floral fabrics and this one is specially beautiful!!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 10.02 PMby asf

    This is a very ’fun" dress. And looks lovely!

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      Jan 15, 2011, 12.22 AMby analogue

      Thanks! I definitely had far more fun making it than my first attempt at the v8280 pattern. And the fabric makes me feel sunny :-)

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    Jan 14, 2011, 07.22 PMby seedling

    Beautiful! It’s fun and elegant all at the same time!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 07.41 PMby analogue

      Thank you very much :-)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 06.48 PMby sew-so

    I love the foldover creasing used for the shoulders, very romantic. All this dress needs is dinner, candles, wine and an engagement ring !

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      Jan 13, 2011, 07.48 PMby analogue

      Thank you #blush# I wore the dress to my cousin’s wedding, so the ring involved wasn’t for me ;-)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 12.54 PMby stuffit-1

    lovely! the tulips just fit the style:)

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      Jan 13, 2011, 01.51 PMby analogue

      Thank you, I really got into different prints like florals last year, embracing some colour into my life :-)

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    Jan 12, 2011, 11.26 AMby Jali Sews

    Would you believe it if I said I saw this fabric in a store in Singapore, was in two minds about purchasing it and decided against it? You have confirmed my suspicions about the print. It truly is beautiful. And you have made it up in the most beautiful way.

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      Jan 12, 2011, 02.08 PMby analogue

      Thank you very much! I would really recommend the fabric, it’s beautiful and so easy to work with :-)

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    Jan 11, 2011, 08.56 PMby Lora Martinez

    This is a beautiful dress and fantastic fabric, you’ve done an absolutely wonderful job with this one!

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      Jan 11, 2011, 09.10 PMby analogue

      Thank you so much :)

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    Jan 11, 2011, 06.13 PMby gn0ssos

    The fabric really is gorgeous. I love those types of dresses but I’ve never known where to even begin making one. I’m terrible at following patterns.

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      Jan 11, 2011, 07.35 PMby analogue

      Thank you. I often wing it when it comes to patterns and I don’t have the patience to bother with instructions (especially Vogue pattern ones are rather tedious it seems). It’s good to be patient and not give up on working out patterns, but sometimes just following your instinct is the way forward. There are some tutorials here on making slopers (block patterns) to your own measurements, if you make those it’ll be easier to see if a pattern will fit you and they’re a good basis for your own creative designs.

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    Jan 11, 2011, 05.56 PMby Testosterone

    THAT fabric selection! It takes the dress beyond its intended look.

    Throw in that it was cheap, and wow! What’s not to love?

    Hope your funk blows over. Try a small unrelated handi-craft, it may be the spark to create a flame. I find that while doing an easily completed task, I start to think about and focus upon what I really want to do.

    Signing off with a “WOW!”

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      Jan 11, 2011, 07.30 PMby analogue

      Thank you so much for the compliments, you’re making me blush ;)
      I agree with trying some unrelated crafting to get out of a rut. I’m not much of a knitter normally but I’ve been doing some knitting recently, not really towards any project as yet, but the repetitiveness of it does help…

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    Jan 11, 2011, 04.45 PMby Sathishkumar Damodaran

    Really well….a perfect touch…

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      Jan 11, 2011, 07.30 PMby analogue

      Thank you!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 04.01 PMby meinenaehmaschine

    Gorgeous dress! I love the print.

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      Jan 11, 2011, 04.37 PMby analogue

      Thank you, I fell in love with the fabric when I saw it, it turned out to be really cheap as well :-)

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