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|Vogue Patterns: 9818 (Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||1/13/13 5:47 PM |
|Last Updated:||1/13/13 5:49 PM|
|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Polyester Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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One piece dress. Slim skirt joins the bloused bodice at the waist-line. Left side front buttoned closing above released pleat. Oval neckline, below elbow or short kimono sleeves. Self tied or novelty belt.
I feel a wee bit guilty- this is a vintage pattern that was gifted to me and I graded it up and made it. In the 1960 -1980 companies produced one size per envelope, the multi-sized patterns that we are so familiar with today did not exist back then. So please bear with me on this one.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Well, you see, this is the thing I want to share with you all. You look at these vintage / reproduction vintage patterns and see 18" waists that just aren't realistic today. Most pattern envelopes have drawings not photos - cost probably - but I'm asking you is to disregard the illustration and go for the basics. That way you'll understand whether the design works for your shape or not.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Amazingly so. Nothing like what we have today from Vogue these were diagrammatic, detailed and , of course, step by step.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I had to grade the pattern up from a 1960 size 14 to a 21st century size 14! But this gave me a chance to learn and grade a pattern - something I've never done before. It also showed me the differences in sizes within a generation!
Wool and poly blend. Creased well with steam but doesn't wrinkle when wearing.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't make any alterations this time around as I was testing my drafting techniques.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I spent so much time drafting the new size that I think it would be worth my while to make this again....
I realise that this pattern is not available to everyone as it is vintage but what I would advise is this ----- do not be swayed,nor discouraged from drawings or illustrations on vintage patterns - the models have 16" waists - but look at the construction and make-up of the design. Is this something you could make, wear and enjoy? Grade the pattern to suit your body and then you'll enjoy something that is totally unique and stylish.
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