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Somthing floral, something blue dress

Added Jan 28, 2011

by macska

Wellington, New ...






Another dress from another re-released Vintage Vogue pattern, this time from 1953! (V1043) What can I say? I loves the 1950’s dresses, oh yes.

I was a bit unsure about this pattern, so it took me a while to make it up. I think it was the drawings on the front that put me off – they made it seem a little dowdy, and lets face it, they’re kinda odd looking. Hmmm. But I gave it a go anyway, and I must admit to being quite pleasantly surprised! I haven’t made up the belt for it yet, but it doesn’t really need it I don’t think. :-)

(And yes, these photos were taken in the middle of my house. Right between my bedroom and the front bedroom, in fact. There should be a walk-in wardrobe appearing here sometime soon. That’s the plan, anyway. Oh, and gib on the walls. And the ceiling. And the hole in the floor is getting filled in. Hmmm. It’s rather strange sewing in a destruction zone!)

Material Notes

Craft-weight cotton with a Kowhai flower printed all over it. (That’s a native New Zealand flower, for those non-New Zealanders out there. ;-)




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type

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    Apr 14, 2011, 07.47 PMby aitchkaydee

    This looks really lovely on you! Love the neckline, and the print! I’ve bought this pattern, although I’ve never made clothes before. Doable?

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      Apr 15, 2011, 01.50 PMby macska

      Thanks! :-)

      It’s not a particularly complicated pattern, although if you’ve never made clothes before I would recommend starting with something a little bit simpler as you may find some of the instructions a bit tricky to follow.

      If you’re just starting out with sewing, there are a selection of patterns from Burda Style for novices right here: http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns?creator=1&difficulty=1&for=1&most_recent=1 I’d probably recommend trying a couple of basic patterns and give this dress pattern a go after you’ve made one or two others first. :-)

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    Jan 29, 2011, 08.16 PMby skeeler

    quite nice!!

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