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Vintage Sewalong of 2011 - the pattern

Did I tell you I joined the Vintage Sewalong of 2011 ?  I've been so busy lately that I think all I did was post the button on the side of blog.  I joined right after it was announced but then got stuck trying to decide what pattern to sew.  You see there are good and bad things about collecting sewing patterns. The good? lots of lovely choices. The bad? lots of lovely choices. I finally narrowed it down to two completely different patterns - a 1955 vintage vogue dress and a 1970s vogue designer dress. Vogue 874, a Couturier Design - One Piece Dress, Cummerbund and Coat, c. 1955. It's an unprinted pattern (which I have yet to try) and a size too small.  While the pattern has been used the label was still inside the envelope. Bonus! Vogue 2263, circa 1970s, Vogue Americana design by Donald Brooks, One Piece Dress with release tucks at the standing neckline, waistline and sleeves. While the 1955 design would clearly have been more challenging, the reality is ( Kelly,