Very Easy Vogue 9340

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Sorry about the huge photo, not sure what I’m doing wrong. I started with very good intentions this month but it was not to be, so here is my nearly finished dress for the Vintage Pattern challenge. The pattern is from the seventies, a decade that I don’t really think of as vintage, and looking at this photo you may think I’ve made a black sack with rather a low neckline. However, the fabric isn’t black but black with grey stripes so it’s a stripey sack  which I’m hopeful will look slightly more like the pattern drawing once the belt  is added and about 20cm chopped off the hem.

18 thoughts on “Very Easy Vogue 9340

  1. I think it’s coming along very nicely! I made two 70s Diane Von Furstenberg knit dresses for my Monthly Stitch Vintage Pattern makes. And, I know what you mean, what is vintage really? At one point, I thought of vintage as only antiques, from the 19th century, it wasn’t until I began sewing that I realized vintage had a whole new meaning. But, I find 70s styles very easy to wear, much more so than a 50s dress and a lot of the styles are pretty classic and timeless.

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  2. Vogue patterns are in a class of their own whatever the decade.Having lived through the 70’s I can’t say that I am a huge fan of it…other than Vogue dress patterns! I especially love the maxi length ones and this one looks so nice..I must admit that I always feel disappointed when I have made a 70’s item as it always has a HUGE collar and with my scrawny old ladies neck I look like a turtle or something so it never gets worn very much!

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    • I was a child in the seventies, so I don’t like to think of the 70s as vintage as it makes me feel ancient. I like some 70s fashion, sometimes a pattern just needs to be made in a different fabric/colour and it looks OK (maybe not the big collars on shirts though).

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  3. Agree with all above, this is gorgeous, and you might not mind the length once the belt is in place. Why not leave the hem till last, and see what you think! I’ve a similar Vogue pattern, also 70s, and it looks like a sac, but I’ve loved it forever. Don’t give up on this one quite yet, unless it’s a heavier fabric. Then save for cooler weather. Good luck & keep us posted!
    del

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  4. Well, I for one think ’70s is vintage, and I really like your pattern and fabric choice. Its going to be a very wearable dress.
    Can I suggest you try it on with a belt before you cut the hem? The pattern picture shows the dress blousing above the belt, and I’ve made the mistake of cutting before a proper fitting, then having to sew some back on as a false hem!

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