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Vintage Vogue 2903- Updated!

Added May 28, 2013

by sewingentusiast

Toronto, Canada






Vintage dress pattern circa 1957.

Material Notes

Cotton Pique made in France, alternating white and pink elements.




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jun 15, 2013, 05.14 PMby cris orange

    Hi sewingentusiast! I just finished my dress, you can have a look in my studio :) I didn´t make a petticoat this time, but I want to make it some day later… thank you for your help! cris

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    Jun 4, 2013, 02.58 AMby neveenkarnes

    I love it !!!! so fresh beautiful style and color…. well done !!

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      Jun 4, 2013, 02.17 PMby sewingentusiast

      Thank you so much! It is a very flattering pattern – definately a good buy….

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    May 31, 2013, 02.10 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Wow! you look amazing the dress looks even better on you :)

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      Jun 3, 2013, 04.29 PMby sewingentusiast

      Thank you, Sleepy-Dumpling! Do you need any help or advice with your mom’s blouse?

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      Jun 9, 2013, 04.17 PMby sleepy-dumpling

      Thank you but I finally finished it!

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    May 30, 2013, 09.36 PMby cris orange

    gorgeous dress, I´m currenly working on the same pattern, the muslin looks good so far. Please could you tell me, are you wearing a pettycoat underneath? do you think, it´s necessary to make a pettycoat for this dress??? thank you! cris

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      Jun 3, 2013, 04.28 PMby sewingentusiast

      Hi, Cris:
      I do wear a vintage pettycoat, which is very slim on top and very wide at the bottom. Dress looks very good both ways – it is fancier with a pettycoat but makes me looks slimer and more modern without :-)
      Happy sewing, send me a link when you finish!

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    May 28, 2013, 10.59 PMby everysitch

    What a spectacular dress. I’ve just checked the vogue site – Really 4.5 metres? That seems a lot of fabric for one dress. Did it actually use all that?

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      May 29, 2013, 12.01 PMby sewingentusiast

      Good morning, Everystitch: I had 3 7/8 yards of fabric 60" width – only tiny pieces left – it was bearly enough for size 12. However, if you make the dress shorter – you might get away with some less (I spent a few hours trying to findthe layout that works with the length i had…). I made it exactly the lenght of the pattern and hemed good 2 ", it is still pretty long dress….
      Good luck, SMcB

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    May 28, 2013, 06.24 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    This is so beautiful. Would really love to see you in the dress for the full effect.

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      May 30, 2013, 03.38 AMby sewingentusiast

      Hi Sleepy-Dumpling!
      There is apicture of me wearing this dress this morning to work :-)

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    May 28, 2013, 01.55 PMby liliv-1

    Oh! It’s fantastic!

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    May 28, 2013, 10.20 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love the pattern you used and you did a fab job on this x

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    May 28, 2013, 08.05 AMby krice

    So beautiful! I remember seeing the pictures from this pattern and using them as inspiration for my wedding dress and I love seeing an actual dress made from this pattern! Well done!

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      May 28, 2013, 11.38 AMby sewingentusiast

      Thank you, Krice. I was reluctant to post these pictures because my dress form is a bit too small and dress looks much better on me than on the dress form…Tricky pattern though – dress and yoke only connect at the lower part of the sleeves.

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    May 28, 2013, 07.12 AMby martinK

    just wonderful, love thi style!!!

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    May 28, 2013, 06.34 AMby Helguchi

    OMG!!! Absolutely gorgeous. I’m so in love with your dress. It’s so dazzling and elegant. Spectacular!! I’ve been thinking about getting this pattern for a long time but I never did I just was not sure but now after seeing your result I think I’m going to buy the pattern right away. Was is it hard to sew? Does the pattern need a lot of fitting?

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      May 28, 2013, 11.44 AMby sewingentusiast

      Go for it! No fitting – i cut size 12 (my measurements just over 12 in waiste and 12 otherwise). It takes A LOT of fabric, be very precise about seam allowances and it should come out nicely (patterns are on sale until Friday!!!).

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