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Emerald 1930's Vionnet Evening Gown

Added May 18, 2016

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






This dress is wonderful to wear – I feel so comfy but so elegant at the same time! My dress is made with crepe-back satin from a 1935-1936 pattern out of the book “Madeleine Vionnet” by Betty Kirke (and Issey Miyake). The pattern was in small scale and had to be enlarged to full size, and boy is it big! The dress is cut from a quarter circle quadrant with small parallelogram-shaped inserts to shape the back. Much of this dress is on the bias, simple and unlined, and it gets shaped by a vintage buckle closure pulling in the front. For more pictures and info, please visit my blog page https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/an-emerald-mid-1930s-vionnet-gown/




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jun 22, 2016, 12.19 PMby sewing fanatic

    what a glamorous beauty

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    May 24, 2016, 11.10 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

    Really beautiful! Excellent work!

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    May 23, 2016, 01.48 PMby kisses


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    May 22, 2016, 01.03 PMby ronnielee

    So sew gorgeous and the buckle closure really makes it ! Great job.

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    May 20, 2016, 08.06 PMby floralgirl

    This is indeed very wonderful and glamorous too. Fabric and design make it look old Hollywood!!

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    May 20, 2016, 08.05 AMby cchristie

    Wow. I so love the story of this dress, Vionnet and the pictures in the hotel. It really shows off its own simplicity and the power of colour and of course a single piece of well placed jewellery! Fab dress.

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    May 19, 2016, 08.21 AMby liliv-1

    I’m in love with this! The style and the color are so dramatic and flattering! You look like a movie star!

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    May 18, 2016, 08.48 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Very beautiful dress!

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    May 18, 2016, 07.25 PMby SueMH

    Gorgeous colour and style!

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    May 18, 2016, 05.50 AMby Maria Hayek

    Very pretty! Love the color and the shine of the fabric!

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