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Could I make this pattern, https://www.etsy.com/listing/174810588/60s-vogue-dress-sewing-pattern-w?ref=favs_view_4
out of silk charmeuse? Should I line with it with something heavier to give it more structure, and if so, what should I line it with?

My main inspiration for what I’m making comes from these two gowns, and I’d love to know there made of and what gives them their structure so I can emulate it.

Thank you.


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    Aug 4, 2014, 02.50 PMby maha1965

    For the vogue styles I don’t recommend silk it will not give the structure try heavy cotton or non shining heavy satin Go to the store and feel fabrics then choose a heavy one
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    Aug 4, 2014, 04.18 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Duchesse satin might be a better choice. You could always underline it anyway to give it more body. And dresses like those (especially the first) will likely have boning, and padded cups (not always very padded, just supported). Gertie’s “Sew Retro” course at Craftsy might be a help to you.

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