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I'm Blue for Paris

Added Oct 6, 2014

by ronnielee

Sydney, Australia






My entry for the Frankenpattern contest – run through Pattern Review http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/contestreport.pl?ContestID=217

The bodice front and back were made using Vera Venus – Sundress bodice (Vintage inspired designer/Patternmaker extraordinaire) I love everything she creates and majority are free!
I used New Look 6224 for the skirt and added Patch Pockets from Burda Young 7232 to give an all-round vintage look.

I was lucky enough to be in Paris recently and came upon the most exquisite Vintage shop (Chez Sarah). I don’t buy clothes since I’m a rather obsessive sewer and am always on the hunt for Vintage Fabric. I struck gold! Not cheap but that’s vintage. Only downsize to finding vintage fabric is either you get what’s leftover or maybe it has some flaws. That’s the price you pay for something unique.

Not often I make muslin (to damn lazy). I was pleasantly surprised, the fit was good. However; the back came down a tad bit low and showed off my middle age saggy bits. I lengthen to make for a bit more modesty….

Material Notes

Fabric Used: Gorgeous Vintage 1950’s Cotton.
Interfacing for the back
invisible ziip




Garment Type

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    Oct 21, 2014, 06.51 PMby sewing fanatic

    absolutely lovely dress!

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      Oct 23, 2014, 02.28 AMby ronnielee

      Cheers Nadia.

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    Oct 8, 2014, 09.51 AMby VeraVenus

    What gorgeous fabric, I’m so glad the pattern was a success for you, a really lovely dress!

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      Oct 9, 2014, 02.08 AMby ronnielee

      Thank you, for creating a beautiful bodice! I made a top as well (different fabric ). I’m sure I’ll be making more.

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    Oct 7, 2014, 06.28 PMby cathysews


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    Oct 7, 2014, 09.07 AMby bkkmei

    Lovely dress, lovely pattern.

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      Oct 7, 2014, 11.17 PMby ronnielee

      Pattern is a must do! I’ve already made a top and will be making another dress soon! Cheers

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    Oct 7, 2014, 01.25 AMby izbott

    Wow, what a great find. It is very classy. Nice sewing.

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      Oct 7, 2014, 11.16 PMby ronnielee

      I’ve been quite lucky when it comes to finding vintage fabric. Cheers
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    Oct 6, 2014, 08.05 PMby liliv-1

    Very flatteringape and lovely fabric!

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      Oct 7, 2014, 11.15 PMby ronnielee

      Thanks Liliv – now I hope the dress lasts as long as the fabric has! Cheers

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    Oct 6, 2014, 03.31 PMby kristikaarlop

    Beautiful dress:)

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      Oct 7, 2014, 11.13 PMby ronnielee

      Damn i accidentially clicked on Marked as inappropriate, soz

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    Oct 6, 2014, 02.20 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful Ronnie -Lee, you look fantastic. I love doing this to patterns. You end up with such a unique dress like yours, good luck sweetie x

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      Oct 7, 2014, 11.11 PMby ronnielee

      Sometimes I don’t know where to start since I have that many patterns!
      Did you have a great Hol? Cheers x

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