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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 380 (1940's Jacket, skirt and top)

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Reviewed by:ALY
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Posted on:6/30/11 12:21 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Margaret said... (7/9/11 3:42 PM) Reply
Lovely skirt and top! I think both pieces look great on you and I really like the fabric combination.
lbrundage said... (7/6/11 9:50 AM) Reply
Audrey, it's beautifully done!
fourkid said... (7/2/11 3:45 PM) Reply
Very nice - vintage is so much fun.
Danvillegirl said... (7/1/11 11:48 PM) Reply
Great looking skirt and top!
CAgirl said... (7/1/11 7:23 PM) Reply
My, you really did a lot of work! Kudos to you for your high standards - they show in your finished outfit! Beautiful.
marec said... (7/1/11 10:47 AM) Reply
You are rockin' that 40's look- I love it.
Aroura said... (6/30/11 3:47 PM) Reply
Beautiful outfit! The blouse really stands out. It might be "dated", but it is so unique, I think it looks lovely on you. :)
ALY said... (6/30/11 2:57 PM) Reply
Within the next few days I will be puting posts on my blog on how I resized the blouse pattern and drafted the pattern for the skirt, with lots of pictures. The information on using a bodice sloper to resize a vintage pattern is from Lynda Maynard's self published book De-Mystifying Fit: Using the moulage to adjust commercial patterns. It is available on Kenneth King's web site. The book has a very negative review here on PR by someone who did not read the description of what she was ordering. I personally found this book extremely helpful.
21wale said... (6/30/11 2:26 PM) Reply
Wow, it's very fun to see the interesting, uncommon details in both pieces. I think they both look great - unique, but not out of place today. Nice work on the resizing - I hadn't seriously considered resizing vintage patterns more than a size or two (wouldn't know where to start!). I had thought more of using my sloper and mimicking the design features.
jennafurry said... (6/30/11 1:57 PM) Reply
The skirt and blouse are really lovely! Do you have a closer up picture of the blouse? The darts are quite interesting. Also, could you reccomend some place to find information about resizing patterns based on a sloper? It seems like that would be a very useful skill to have!
loral15 said... (6/30/11 1:21 PM) Reply
Lovely ensemble- very classic style that looks great for today!
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