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Purple Patterned Dress

Added Apr 27, 2010

by isobelm

Mc Crae, Australia






I used a ‘Vintage Vogue 1954’ pattern to make this summer dress (V2960). The pattern was a little tricky getting the facings just right but was worth the effort. It looks best with a belt. I got the buttons made to match.

Material Notes

Polished Cotton




Garment Type

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    Jun 21, 2011, 10.25 AMby flowergirl22

    really pretty love the colour,,

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    Jun 24, 2010, 03.36 AMby petitejosette

    this is a beautiful dress ! great job !

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    May 17, 2010, 06.12 AMby msgems

    Lovely! I’m going to make this pattern too and trying to see what difficulties everyone has before I start. Stitchywitchy has made this too and said that the sizing was a bit off. Did you have this trouble?

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      Jun 21, 2010, 04.20 AMby isobelm

      Yes, I had a little problem with the sizing for the back of the dress (found it too big). But it wasn’t too hard to adjust. Good luck with your dress.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 11.13 PMby delsol

    Wow, this is really pretty! I love the fit of the back and the embroidery detail!

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      Jun 21, 2010, 04.21 AMby isobelm

      Many thanks, the fabric was a lucky find.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 12.46 AMby alazycalm

    Gorgeous! I love the fabric, and the back is just amazing looking!

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      Jun 21, 2010, 04.20 AMby isobelm

      Many thanks!

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    Apr 28, 2010, 08.44 AMby carlypops

    I love this!! been looking on ebay for the pattern… such a nice dress… did you have to change the pattern at all?

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      Apr 28, 2010, 10.27 AMby isobelm

      The pattern was really good. I only had to change the back and make it a little smaller. I also made a gathered skirt rather than a pleated one. I hope you manage to find it on ebay.

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    Apr 27, 2010, 11.22 PMby oddoneout

    Oh i love this dress, and this is the nicest modern take on it i’ve seen by far! Beautiful fabric!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 09.41 PMby onegoodapple

    the back is especially lovely!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 09.12 PMby camilaustral

    love the fabric!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 08.56 PMby littleweasel

    It’s lovely! Thank you for posting the pattern envelope—It’s always interesting to see how different vintage frocks look when they’re made up :)

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    Apr 27, 2010, 06.31 PMby amibambini

    Beautiful! And thanks for posting the picture of the pattern, I always find it hard to imagine the what the vintage styles will look like on a real person (not a barbie doll!). I think this is next on my to-do list!

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      Apr 28, 2010, 10.33 AMby isobelm

      Many thanks, I agree the Vintage illustrations are ‘lovely’ but hard to imagine as a ‘real garment’.

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    Apr 27, 2010, 05.12 PMby Ditte Lampe

    That low cut back is amazing!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.24 PMby lizah

    I love everything about this dress! the low cut back, the fabric, the shape, the buttons…. LOVELY!!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.22 PMby gtangel

    this is just fab..i love it

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.15 PMby juebejue

    i LOVE this dress! good job!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 04.14 PMby dilshadburman

    Lovely!! The covered buttons make it look so professional! Well done!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 03.21 PMby tatuswelle

    Am in love with your dress lady!!!!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 02.49 PMby kristensaurus

    Love this- beautifully made, and the fabric was a great choice!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 12.26 PMby littlewren

    I totally dig this!!! :)

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    Apr 27, 2010, 09.55 AMby ichigogirl

    Pretty! The fit looks excellent, and the material is gorgeous…

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    Apr 27, 2010, 09.32 AMby friedi

    great shape and fabric!

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    Apr 27, 2010, 09.32 AMby madammeke

    Gorgeous! Very professional looking and the fabric is an excellent choice!

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