Sunday, October 19, 2008
Vogue 2401 - the 50s era vintage dress pattern is done
I switched tracks and decided to finish the red dress I had began a few years ago. It's Vogue 2401, c. 2001, a 1952 vintage pattern reissued by Vogue.
The dress was originally set aside because I was having difficulty with the underarm/gusset area. Once I revisited it, it turns out I had been trying to put the wrong pieces together. No wonder it wouldn't work!
Any way, the dress had been cut too large because I've dropped a few pounds since 2006. I modified as much as I could since a few key pieces had already been sewn together.
While it's not my best work, nor the best fit, the overall look works.
To complete the look I have faux three-strand pearls as well as white gloves and a black clutch and pumps to complete the look. Plus, I'll have a chance to wear one of my vintage fur stoles since it will definitely cool off this evening after the sun sets.
A pattern review will follow in a day or so as I have other chores that still need to be completed yet this weekend.
I also plan on getting photos of the four of us in our fifties finery at the film festival so stay tuned! Pin It