Fitting Vogue 8769: The ‘O’ Dress

Here’s the muslin for my Vogue 8769 dress. I’ve nicknamed it the ‘O’ Dress after my friend who gave me the pattern. It could also mean ‘O’ for ‘Oh what a lovely dress!’ Although, you might not agree with ‘lovely’ at the muslin stage. Could it be any more conservative? Long sleeves, high neck and […]

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Vogue 8769: Fabric Picked!

I picked out fabric for Vogue 8769! Your fabric suggestions on the original post were fantastic. I loved the idea of tweeds, of rich jewel tones of navy or blues, and of linens for summer. While I look forward to warmer days and light linen dresses, it’s still far from summer here! So for a […]

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New Vintage Vogues: As Good as the Originals?

Since we’ve been talking about vintage patterns this week, I thought I’d talk about vintage re-issue patterns today. Recently, my mom picked up a few Vintage Vogue patterns she thought I’d like. Thanks, Mom! Does she know me or what? I love these! The detailing on the dress is fabulous, and the suit is oh-so-elegant.The […]

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Vogue 8769: So that’s how it goes together!

I love reading pattern instructions. Especially complex or vintage patterns. (Or complex vintage patterns.) How did they do that? How do all of those flat pieces of fabric combine to form a finished garment? I’m always curious to read how they come together! Like this dress: Vogue 8769. This is the one I traced off […]

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Presenting the next pattern… the Crescent Skirt!

I’m thrilled to introduce the next pattern from Sewaholic Patterns: the Crescent Skirt! It’s a fantastic gathered skirt, that’s both flattering to wear and easy to sew! Here’s the envelope front: And here’s the finished skirt! This is View B, the fully gathered skirt in the shorter length, with optional trim added along the yoke […]

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