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A Field of Poppies

Added Oct 12, 2011

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Vogue 2903, Original 1957 Design: MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE DRESS: Fitted dress, has princess seams, back zipper, flared skirt with inverted pleats at sides, side front and side back. Inside yoke extends above neckline. Lower calf length. B: contrast yoke and three-quarter length sleeves.

I have to say I love everything about this pattern except having to iron the pleats back in the fabric after washing it!

I have never encountered anything like the yoke construction used in this dress. The shoulder pieces are finished off and then the sleeves and yoke, which are constructed as one piece, get set into the finished garment. For a more formal look, the yoke section could easily be removed from the pattern altogether and a length of bias fabric used to finish off the underarm raw edges. I am surprised that the pattern does not include this as an alternate view.

I may have to make this up again in a fancy fabric at some point. And I would absolutely recommend this as a fabulous vintage reproduction pattern. This one is still in print after a few years, so clearly, quite a few people agree.

More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

*Quilting Cotton




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Nov 30, 2011, 01.55 PMby LiverpoolFi

    Wow! Pinned!

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    Nov 17, 2011, 01.01 PMby Käsekosmonautin

    Now I see the dress finished I blame myself that my pattern rests a life in the bookshelf. Although it´s winter. :-)

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    Oct 16, 2011, 05.20 PMby pauline alice

    That’s a gorgeous dress. I just bought the pattern and I am looking forward to receive it. Even more now that I know it looks so good in real life. I hope mine will look as nice as yours!

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    Oct 15, 2011, 06.57 AMby RenaissanceBombshell

    Really lovely. I have this pattern too and looking forward to making it up soon. Are you wearing a crinoline in the photographs?

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      Oct 15, 2011, 06.47 PMby lauramae

      Yes! I am wearing a crinoline – it really helps the 1950s silhouette.

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    Oct 13, 2011, 01.27 PMby tirrs


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    Oct 13, 2011, 05.17 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a beautiful dress! i love love love it and can not get over it, how well this outfit is made! BRAVO!!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 03.22 AMby blackpearl05


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    Oct 13, 2011, 02.48 AMby wearinghistory

    Wonderful! That fabric is just perfect. Reminds me of Horrockses :)

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    Oct 12, 2011, 09.27 PMby milkyway

    GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSS you look amazing, love how you had accesorized it!!

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