Vintage Vogue 8789

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I’m happy to introduce a new dress that I completed using Vintage Vogue 8789, based on the original 1957 design. The pattern instructions were easy to follow.

I went with “Version A” of the pattern, which sports a bias-cut V-neck with cut-on facings and curved shoulder seams that form slight cap sleeves. It has a full gathered skirt and a side zipper. I staggered the sizing, using a size 6 for the top half of the bodice and size 8 for the rest of the garment.

I love the way the pattern pieces are laid out. It’s perfect for a stripe design, and I used a subtle blue-on-blue striped textured cotton shirting. I really enjoyed matching the lines to create the nice sharp V. I made sure to stabilize the neckline to prevent bias-fold edges from stretching.

I finished the hem with seam binding (as recommended in the instructions) and I lined the bodice.


I love how versatile the dress is. It looks good with or without a petticoat, and when paired with either a cummerbund or a thin belt. The cummerbund nicely accentuates the cinched waist, but looking at the photos below, I think I prefer the belt.

Here are a few photos with the petticoat:



With the cummerbund:



Without the petticoat:



Thanks for looking!


10 thoughts on “Vintage Vogue 8789

  1. Your dress looks amazing, both with the belt and the cumberband and I love the fabric! I have had this pattern in my stash for a while – I MUST make it! 🙂

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  2. Wow, I’ve only just found your blog via We Sew Retro fb group and I’m so impressed! What a beautiful dress and what a gorgeous girl you are :). I started making this pattern a while ago but never finished… After seeing your version I definitely need to.

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  3. Oh this is gorgeous. Great job! And kudos to you for chopping off all your hair! My hair was about as long as yours a month ago and I chopped it all off for a pixie cut. It’s super fun to go short.

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