Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Graduate in Vintage Vogue

This is a delayed post but I really want to share this lovely dress story. So my friend Madison was graudating from high school this past spring and was in search of the perfect dress for her party. I asked her one afternoon about her party and how it was going she mentioned that everything was going great but she couldn't find a vintage dress and she was getting worried because the party was only a few weeks away. So I blurted out "I should make you a dress".... She was so excited and swore it would be a simple fitted flare dress made from cotton. I agreed to make it and let her pick out the pattern and fabric. So when she showed up with this pattern, I was a little confused.

 She said simple... But I was already excited about the whole idea and we made it work.

So this was my first adventure with a vintage pattern and I was plesantly surprised how well it was designed. This pattern requires a ton of fabric so don't short yourself.

It ran large too but the princess seams make for easy fittings and it looked exactly like the picture. Madi wore the dress with a purchased petticoat and we shortened it about 4 inches to get this look. A sash at the waist completed the look.

 She looked so adorable and it was a great reflection of her personal style. All in all it was a great project and I was so happy she loved it.

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