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!