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My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

Dearest Visitors, it´s been months since I finished my Tartan Gown and finally we had a shooting so I do have pictures for this blog post. Hooray! First I would love to give the usual round-up for other seamstresses. Sewing Summary: Pattern: Vogue 9053 Fabric: Red Tartan (100% wool) bought from a local fabric store & poly lining dark green Notions: Thread Zipper Edge tape interfacing (a lot! might have been 5m) Cotton batiste fusible interfacing Sewing Time: Completed over…

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‘Pinstripes en Vogue Dress’ – Vogue V8789 View A

‘Pinstripes en Vogue Dress’ – Vogue V8789 View A

Better late then never, so they say. I am still ill and my insomnia is taking its toll but at last I squeeze in a Blogpost about my ‘Pinstripes en Vogue’ dress (V8789 View A) before I go back to my Blogpost Series Cape-tasia. When I first saw this pattern, I was delighted. Both Views are so versatile and elegant. Depending on my fabric choices they would make great day, afternoon, cocktail or evening dress. Hooray! Since I have more…

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Sophisticated City Dress Vintage Vogue 1171

Sophisticated City Dress Vintage Vogue 1171

Inspired by the Ladies Home Journal from 1958 I decided to alter the collar and skirt from Vogue Pattern 1171 slightly and Voilà my ‘sophisticated city dress’ was created. Now it wouldn´t be me if I would just copy a dress I saw in a vintage magazine. This great photo was just a starting point for my creative progress.     Unfortunately for you this gorgeous and highly recommended pattern is out of print but I have seen it on…

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