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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 167 (OOP Vogue Couturier Dress)

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Posted on:8/20/06 8:03 AM
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Peggy L said... (4/4/08 12:13 PM) Reply
I saw this on the sidebar today. Absolutely gorgeous dress! Great review of vintage dress.
goldenthreads said... (11/20/07 6:55 AM) Reply
A lovely dress and a very nice and detailed review,
Grammy Gin said... (6/7/07 5:28 PM) Reply
How stunning!!! Repeat what others have said but want to add that you remind me of Audrey Hepburn in your outfit. I'm sure your husband enjoys all the turning heads when you go out!
Heatherrique said... (3/19/07 9:09 AM) Reply
Classy, trendy, elegant.....
linny14 said... (1/14/07 6:37 PM) Reply
fabulous dress (and shoes)
CarolynD said... (8/27/06 10:51 AM) Reply
Wow! this dress is stunning. What an accomplishment. You wear it so well. How absolutely great!
Modiste Madness said... (8/24/06 11:27 AM) Reply
What a treat that you would share this with us. Excellent everything!
carnelian said... (8/22/06 9:47 PM) Reply
nicegirl said... (8/22/06 9:23 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! Well worth what was obviously a lot of work!
ACB said... (8/21/06 7:34 PM) Reply
Absolutely breath-taking, straight off the runway!
Barbara at Cat Fur Studio said... (8/21/06 7:02 PM) Reply
Lovely. Simply lovely!
GorgeousFabrics said... (8/21/06 3:07 PM) Reply
Oh I just love that color on you! -Ann
Queendom said... (8/21/06 2:26 PM) Reply
Love it, Love it, Love it!
OP Gal said... (8/21/06 1:42 PM) Reply
You look magnificent. What a lovely dress. Thanks for the detailed review.
Harriet Rogers said... (8/21/06 12:10 PM) Reply
Lovely dress: stunning on you: For sure heads will turn whenever you wear this. Thanks for posting such a fine review.
milwaukee_kelly said... (8/21/06 11:23 AM) Reply
Extra special; vintage pattern and vintage pink wool! It's lovely.
cmarie12 said... (8/21/06 9:10 AM) Reply
That is a beautiful dress, lovingly made!
ryan's mom said... (8/21/06 7:45 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress and what a great vintage look this is! Gosh, those shoes are gorgeous with that dress as well!
hongkongshopper said... (8/21/06 4:38 AM) Reply
absolutely stunning! Loved your blog as well. Will bookmark!
brrmm said... (8/20/06 9:38 PM) Reply
Woo woo !!! Gorgeous dress, love that vintage style to it. Colour is pretty and the shoes - just wow. Great work.
cindyann said... (8/20/06 7:03 PM) Reply
Just beautiful.
Anne S said... (8/20/06 4:41 PM) Reply
I love your dress. I had to go to your blog to read the entire adventure. How fun!! You look beautiful in your creation. Thank you for sharing.
drsue said... (8/20/06 4:15 PM) Reply
what fun! lovely vintage dress, a classic.
Stephanie C. said... (8/20/06 3:55 PM) Reply
A stunning dress!
maryfrana said... (8/20/06 2:41 PM) Reply
This is very beautiful and wearable. Thanks for the wonderful review.
CSM--Carla said... (8/20/06 2:19 PM) Reply
AHHHHHHH! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous pink outfit--with shoes! You are a beautiful woman! Carla
SBanks said... (8/20/06 2:11 PM) Reply
Thanks for your kind compliments! Lusya - Thanks for the pics on the belt - it was still clear, even though I can't read Russian/Ukraine? Now that's the *right* way to cover a buckle. KayY - The finished hips measure about 40", so there's about 4" of ease built in. There are no finished garment measurements on the pattern, either, except for finish hem circumference of 49". I completely understand that "wiggle dress" can strike fear in the hearts of many.
PhyllisC said... (8/20/06 1:11 PM) Reply
The vintage fabric is really perfect - that color pink is pretty rare these days!
deesdee said... (8/20/06 12:59 PM) Reply
Beautiful dress, you look so chic!!
AngieC said... (8/20/06 12:22 PM) Reply
All I can say is WOW! Thanks for sharing.
Rhoda K said... (8/20/06 11:43 AM) Reply
A beautiful dress & very elegant. I had forgotten about notches being numbered! ETA, just viewed your blog - very interesting and nice to see a close-up of the shoes.
HawkeMorningStar7 said... (8/20/06 11:38 AM) Reply
Absoloutely stunning dress. Love that 50's elegant style. Great informative review. Enjoy wearing!
Linda F said... (8/20/06 10:52 AM) Reply
What a beautiful dress. And you have a fantastic blog. I have added it to my must visit list.
cecelia said... (8/20/06 10:50 AM) Reply
Thanks for an excellent review--the dress looks like it came from Paris, and you matched your accessories so perfectly. I too remember when you could actually buy patterns in actual sizes--I really miss that!
Riordan said... (8/20/06 10:43 AM) Reply
Beautiful--and your collar is just lovely--what a perfect dress for a portrait!
oracle said... (8/20/06 10:33 AM) Reply
Golly, that looks just "fine"! LOVE the pink ribbons at the ankles, too! Congratulations! Oh -- And I remember numbered notches and the kinds of details you describe on patterns that my mother used to sew when I was a little girl (born 1957). As she was laying the groundwork to teach me to sew, she used to point the notches out to me and explain that the numbers showed the order in which they had to be matched!
Nylorac06 said... (8/20/06 10:18 AM) Reply
Exquisite dress! I enjoy seeing a "designer/"couturier" outfit such as yours. Thanks for providing us with such a "treat" to view! I know I can't wear that kind of style with my body type, but I really enjoy seeing it on someone who can carry it off well. Very nice!
Lisa Laree said... (8/20/06 10:09 AM) Reply
Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
Kay Y said... (8/20/06 9:55 AM) Reply
That is one beautiful dress, and a great look for you too (love the shoes!!). I was interested in your comment about the amount of ease in the hip area of the pattern as designed. How much "extra" was built in? And check out the URLs in Lusya's comment re covering a buckle. It's too bad I can't read Russian but the illustrations are clear.
Olivia Sews said... (8/20/06 9:48 AM) Reply
Wow! That's a very beautiful dress! I've heard the vintage patterns run smaller. Your pastor's wife will be thrilled to see how great that fabric looks made up.
MaryBeth said... (8/20/06 9:41 AM) Reply
Very interesting to see this style brought into our current era! You've accessorized it very well. Absolutely stunning.
Sharon M said... (8/20/06 9:41 AM) Reply
Wow! You're going to see jaws drop when you walk by wearing this - it is stunning! Oh, love the shoes too.
Lisette said... (8/20/06 8:57 AM) Reply
Very beautiful!
Tiner W said... (8/20/06 8:48 AM) Reply
Drop-dead gorgeous!
blue mooney said... (8/20/06 8:47 AM) Reply
Beautiful! Enjoy wearing it. I like your choice of shoes, too.
Lori V said... (8/20/06 8:39 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress, you look wonderful. Thanks for the review.
els said... (8/20/06 8:36 AM) Reply
Gorgeous dress.
Lusya said... (8/20/06 8:29 AM) Reply
Very beautiful dress! It is useful for sewing?
yummymummy38 said... (8/20/06 8:20 AM) Reply
Thanks for the informative review, sounds like you enjoyed making this vintage outfit. It looks very elegant in pink and stylish even to today's eyes.
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