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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Vintage Vogue: Smokin' dress

On assignment for Canberra's Got Style, a trip to Canberra Antiques Centre paid off in dividends. One of the gems I picked up was the Vintage Vogue dress pattern #1307, circa 1960's, designed by Jean Patou.

So, naturally, I couldn't wait to 'whip up' this smokin' hot dress!
Using fabric from my stash (from over a year ago), a grey-green suit fabric with just a little stretch (thank goodness!). I took the license to change some of the assembly instructions, but the design  is as intended.

The ribbon detail is easily interchangeable with anything I fancy as the mood strikes, add a jolt of colour or a splash of red. The dress also looks awesome without the belt, I think I'm going to have fun with this one!

1 comment:

Penelope Boyd said...

You are too kind and so talented - one of my many dreams is to sew clothes and accessories, just like this dress! (in fact, I have to turn it into reality as I'm going to be a bridesmaid later this year and I have to make the dress - eek!). We do indeed have a lot in common - we could absolutely open a store together! You are very very welcome to profile me, though I fear there's little to profile!

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