Saturday, January 8, 2011

Vogue 1044 pictures, finally!

Here is my pattern, in case you have forgotten since I started it in November! It is Vintage Vogue 1044. This is another pattern that I became fixated on the picture on the front. I made the 3/4 sleeve version for winter, also in a deep purple cotton sateen from Jo-Ann.
The pictures are from my ipod and Andrew's phone, and I really like all of them. It amazes me that phone camera are now as good as my first digital camera. LOL.

The front:
Here is a close-up of the pleats. As you can see, and I discovered from wearing it once, it needs a hook and eye to cinch the waist closed all the way. I did a great job on the pleats; they are perfectly even. The buttons were some vintage ones from my Aunt Sherry.
The back is fairly simple and plain.
I tried to add pockets, but didn't think about where the seams would end up with all of the gathering and pleating at the waist. So really, this is the creepy "my hands are both directly over my underwear" face. So no standing around with my hands in my pockets, I guess. :(

Sad and angry, commiserating with the lion. We took the pictures at City Park, and the weather was beautiful and sunny! Yay!

I am overall pretty happy with this dress. My mom hemmed it for me over Xmas, and that is what got me to finally finish it. Now all of my November goals are complete! Eeek.

I just finished a 70s sundress, so I'll post pictures of that tomorrow.


21 comments:

  1. I loved it!! I have this pattern and fabric chosen and plan on start sewing it next month. Was construction fairly easy? Any tips?

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  2. It looks great. I love the purple. I have this pattern too but I took one look at the instructions and thought it looked too scary so I haven't attempted it.

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  3. I fudged some of the stuff, like bias binding on the yoke on the bodice corner above the armpits. There were several parts that were confusing and required rereading the directions numerous times.I said it was advanced on burdastyle- it's detailed and time-consuming. The skirt has gathers and pleats, if I made it again I would just do pleats.

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  4. This is far and away the best version of this dress I have ever seen. Don't worry about the "over dressed lady" looks. Someone pointed out to me once that with goth and "emo" and people dressed in religious clothing, it's nice to see someone prettily overdressed in vintage clothing. I guess they meant that if I need to dress "differently," that dressing like an old-fashioned lady is the way to go. :)

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  5. You are very talented! I have not tried pleats as of yet. One day maybe!
    I love the colour, in fact, purple is my favorite. The neckline is very flattering on you.
    Is there a way to move the pockets? I must say, most dresses should have pockets, just where is debatable! Hehehe
    I look forward to following you in the New Year!

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  6. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I have this pattern but haven't made it yet as I thought it might look a bit too girly and unwearable, but your version looks really sophisticated and totally wearable! I love the purple and red colour combo.

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  7. The dress looks lovely and the pleats look perfect!

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  8. This looks so great that I went right away and bought the pattern! Nice job!

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  9. The dress looks lovely. For those folks who gave you the "overdressed crazy lady look" I hope you gave them the " you underdressed frumpy dork look"

    Christiana
    sewamusing.blogspot.com

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  10. What a gorgeous dress! I love the colour and the contrasting red buttons and shoes. Lovely! Well done!

    PS: I always get the Crazy Overdressed Lady looks wherever I go. My idea of casual often involves dresses and skirts. ;)

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  11. Great finish on this beautiful dress. I really love the pleats and I'm dying to sew something that has that kind of details...although it may be beyond my current sewing abilities!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL! Everything about is it perfect! I love the buttons and the pleats! You did such a good job!

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  13. Hey Molly, Love the dress, you have done such a great job on it! Sam xox

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  14. The color looks great on you! And you did a wonderful job. I would try a snap at the waist. I find them easier to sew on and match up than hooks.

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  15. BEAUTIFUL COLOUR!

    I'm a little obsessed with purple at the moment, and how great are those red buttons!

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  16. That is beautiful! And as others said: that purple looks great on you. All those pleats look so perfect. Well done!

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  17. What a beautiful dress, even though it comes from a vintage pattern it actually looks quite modern thanks to the colour you chose! I like the pockets too :)

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  18. Oh wow. I have often looked at that pattern its so pretty but not been quite tempted enough by it until today - now I've seen yours I will have to add it to my stash!

    I love that shade of purple and is a wonderful colour on you.

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  19. Thank you everyone! I am amazed at the positive responses- I medium-like it, but don't love it... Thanks!

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  20. This dress is beautiful!! I love the color you chose. The neckline is cute with the little "V" shape and I really like the length of the sleeves. I wasn't really fond of the pattern cover illustration, but now that I've seen your dress it seems much more interesting.

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  21. Oh, this is beautiful! I adore the buttons. Stumbled on your blog today -- looking forward to reading more!

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