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Christmas Dress #1 - Vogue 8615

Added Dec 13, 2012

by Milena Bella

Tel Aviv, Israel






This is based on one of my new favorite patterns, (Very Easy) Vogue 8615. The pattern allowed me try to recreate two silhouette that I love: the first one is the white Giambattisa Valli dress Diane Kruger wore to the “Poure Elle” premier in Paris , and the second is the unforgettable open back dress Marilyn Monroe wore in the famous Last Sitting, by Bert Stern. I am aware that there is a long way to go towards perfection, but for a first try at a fully lined, wool, tailored garment (with sleeves!) I am pretty happy.
More pictures and details here – http://thehomeblues.blogspot.co.il/2012/12/strike-pose-vogue-8615.html
and here- http://thehomeblues.blogspot.co.il/2012/12/the-making-of-vogue-8615.html .

Material Notes

Wool mix, Rayon for the lining, petersham ribbon, horsehair




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Rayon, Wool

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    Dec 14, 2012, 10.09 PMby Kim Mullins

    lovely job! i have tried to make this dress twice now no matter what i do to make it fit me i end up looking like a farmers wife, you however look stunning! (i gave up and threw the whole lot away in the end).

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      Dec 16, 2012, 07.36 PMby Milena Bella

      Thank you Kim:) I actually checked the flat measurements, and decided to go for an A cup version (although I am a B and sometimes even a C). Apparently some patterns have too much ease, and this style has to be close fitted.

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    Dec 14, 2012, 02.08 AMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Lovely dress, lovely name same as my daugther ; P

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      Dec 14, 2012, 11.10 AMby Milena Bella

      Thank you Vanessa:) If I was right about the girl, she is the sweetest little bug. And I have a relative with your family name, from Cuba originally. How about that? :)

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    Dec 13, 2012, 10.38 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress and.its lovely on you x

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      Dec 14, 2012, 11.03 AMby Milena Bella

      Thank you Mary! You look so festive in the picture, really great mood maker!

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    Dec 13, 2012, 05.04 PMby khatsu

    Love your dress and photos and gorgeous blog!

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