Underlining and Marking the O Dress

Hello everyone! Today’s post is a few thoughts on underlining and marking the O Dress. I’ve shared tips on underlining before, but thought I’d point out some of the things I learned while underlining this project. My main fabric is a tightly woven wool, and I’m underlining it with a cotton batiste. Remembering the purpose […]

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One Fabulous Button

Found: one fabulous button for the ‘O’ Dress! From Button Button, where else? It’s vintage glass. (So of course I’m paranoid I’ll drop it!) The textured surface reflects the blue colour, and little gold lines fill in the button texture. It looks beautiful and expensive! Which of course, it was. $5 for one button! Some […]

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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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