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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> OOP2065 (Fabiani '60s Dress)

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Posted on:11/3/09 6:15 AM
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senaSews said... (11/5/09 3:23 AM) Reply
The dress is awesome. Wow, i love it!
Christas said... (11/4/09 6:32 PM) Reply
Very classy dress!
nicegirl said... (11/4/09 11:35 AM) Reply
That is fabulous! Sounds like a lot of work, but hopefully as the pain of all that work fades your joy in the dress will increase.
Karine said... (11/4/09 9:18 AM) Reply
Fabulous dress. I actually like yours better. Very classic.
AnneMarie60 said... (11/4/09 8:18 AM) Reply
Beautiful dress!
Danvillegirl said... (11/4/09 6:57 AM) Reply
Lovely dress!
Anne S said... (11/3/09 5:40 PM) Reply
I love your dress!! I made it back in the 60's for a fashion show at my church. I found the fitting a bit of a task. I needed to add darts to it to make it look ok. Mine was a deep shade of yellow. Thanks for the memories
Puppy said... (11/3/09 1:21 PM) Reply
It may have been difficult, but "I" think the outcome looks GREAT! And no, no, no, you don't need to be size 8 to look good in it (I was a size 10 when I wore those styles; not any more! Enjoy being size 10 and keep making those cool vintage clothes!
MaryDB said... (11/3/09 12:24 PM) Reply
Very elegant dress, nice work.
Elona said... (11/3/09 11:03 AM) Reply
How nice to see a review of this intriguing old pattern. I've never seen it made up before. You know, it does look remarkably like the photo, I think. But I agree that it would be worthwhile to try it in wool double knit. Back in that period, I made DMIL a lot of Vogues using that fabric, which was easy to find then. As I recall, it was easy to work with, too.
Marji said... (11/3/09 8:01 AM) Reply
It looks very elegant on your dressform. I have this pattern and have long had plans to make it. Thanks for your review. I've always seen this, in my minds eye, in a wool double knit. I think it would help with the heft needed at the bib to highlight the topstitching, and it could be made without much wearing ease in order to reduce the potential maternity look. I appreciate the information about the excess wearing ease negating the necessity of your bust alterations. Good information to have. I agree, a muslin (toile) is a must for this design. I hope you are able to enjoy wearing it.
Peter in NYC said... (11/3/09 8:01 AM) Reply
Beautiful. The pattern envelope picture looks like a knit -- definitely something thicker, hence the more visible topstitching. Plus a bright color may have something to do with it. I love your version though!
no7262 said... (11/3/09 6:57 AM) Reply
It does look very nice! And you can tell that a lot of work went into it! Don't be so hard on yourself! Nora :)
Trephas2003 said... (11/3/09 6:56 AM) Reply
It looks beautiful!
CarolynGM said... (11/3/09 6:18 AM) Reply
I remember this pattern. A friend made it, and it looked so terrific that I decided to give Vogue patterns a try.
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