Thursday, 23 February 2012

Quick Giveaway: "Vogue Vintage Model" Pattern

Just a quick post to say I have a copy of  Vogue Vintage Model V1044 in sizes 6-8-10 up for giveaway.

The pattern is for a dress which is "mid-calf length, has fitted bodice, front and back yoke extending to short or below elbow length sleeves and front tucks. Attached skirt is gathered, has snap closing in front, inverted pleats at center front, back and sides. A: very deep hem. A, B: self-fabric belt".

This pattern is a reissue of an original 1956-57 design, is supposed to suit all shapes except columns, and is rated Average / Moins Facile - maybe due to the tucks down the front bodice?  
It takes between 3.7m and 6.0m of fabric depending whether you make long sleeves and/or extra-deep hems, but I suspect it could be made with less fabric if you reduced or removed skirt pleats, and/or shortened to knee length. The pattern shouldn't be difficult to grade down to a 4 or up to a 12, and should also be pretty forgiving in terms of hip size. I think it would look great in a dark grey paper taffeta or a rich coloured shantung...  you could also use this pattern to try out a contrasting yoke.

If you're a follower and you're interested in this pattern, let me know by comment including your email address if that's not already included in your profile - happy to mail anywhere. I'll close the giveaway at about midnight Sydney time next Tuesday evening (28th February '12).


  1. YAY! Count me in!!! myhappysewingplace{at}googlemail{dot}com

  2. Oooh! Count me in! It's such a cute dress! I'm actually loving it in cotton. Would you mind sending me a message at my blog if I win? Putting an email address, even as Debi did it, always results in a flood of spam for me :-/

  3. Me too Please!

  4. would love to win!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I would love to have this pattern. The bodice is particularly interesting.

  6. What an absolutely stunning dress! The bodice is beautiful. That hem depth amazes me, it looks to be halfway up the skirt length, and that is quite a long skirt too! They just don't make em like they used to...
    (no entry, thank you)

  7. Love, love this dress. Am having a vintage frenzy at the moment - about to make a 1950's Anne Adams Instructor dress and this one is equally as gorgeous. Can you please message me at my blog if I am lucky enough to win?? Thank you!


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