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|Vogue Patterns: 2786 (1940 Vintage Vogue) - Type:Dresses |
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|Fabric:||Peachskin [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is an original 1940 Vogue pattern resized for modern sizing. It contains a sleevless bias-cut evening dress with gathered inset panels and a full-length, flared skirt. It also contains a long jacket.
6-8-10 I made the dress in size 10.
Did it look like the drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Other than the length, it did look like the drawing.
I used a teal peachskin.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were quite simple and easy to follow. I expect the instructions for the coat were more complicated, but I didn't read them so I can't say.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the flared skirt and thought it would make a pretty dress to wear as a guest to a wedding. I already had a jacket to wear and not a lot of time. Unfortunately, I didn't get it hemmed in time for the wedding.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the waist length by 3/4" as I generally do for Vogue patterns, and I shortened the dress to below knee length. I don't get to wear the floor length dresses I have so I really have no business making any more. Unfortunately, shortening the skirt to knee-length cuts off most of the flare that I liked so much in the drawing.
Comments on Construction:
While there are few seams in this dress to worry about, the pieces are cut on the bias so you have to be careful putting them together. I have made very few things that were cut on the bias so it took me a couple of tries to be satisfied. The V-neck ends up being cut on the straight grain, but I think I had some trouble with the neck edges stretching. The shoulders want to make a much wider V than the picture on the envelope shows or I think there should be. There are no facings or linings in this dress; the armscyes, neck edge, and hem are all rolled hems.
I made the mistake of having someone mark a hem then deciding to cut it shorter than marked. As I trimmed the bottom, I managed to stretch the fabric and stretch it unevenly at that. The hem does not hang quite evenly but I really don't want to shorten it any further to fix that.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't think I'll sew it again. If I do make it again, I'd probably raise the back slightly so that it could be worn over ordinary underwear and either make the skirt flare out faster or make it longer. I can recommend it to others, though without great enthusiasm. It may not be the best project for a beginner.
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