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1950's Paris Market Dress

Friday, January 14, 2011



 I'm so excited, after finishing ALL of my current sewing projects, I finally get the chance to start something new! I have very few summer dresses so I picked this 1952 Vintage Vogue re-release pattern (available at your local fabric store in sizes 6-22) The pattern is Vogue 2902 View A. The dress is fully lined with a circle skirt and side zip closure. It also has an inside belt to help take some of the weight of the skirt off of the shoulder straps.



 I read a few reviews about this pattern, some good, some not so good so we'll see what happens. One review from an experienced seamstress said that a muslin for the bodice is a must-do to get a good fit. I think I'll take her advice.

 I am SO excited about the fabric that I picked. I needed over 4 yards for the whole dress and I really didn't want to spend $10 or more per yard on fancy repro fabric. After a while of searching etsy, I found this adorable Paris Market fabric from downshadowlane on etsy. I love the colors and the vintage feel of the fabric. I think it will be really fun for summer and cute with a cardigan for cool autumn days. I can't wait for my fabric to get here so I can start sewing! I'll let you all know how this pattern works out!




16 Responses to “1950's Paris Market Dress”

  1. I loove that fabric! Can't wait to see the dress:)

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  2. Oooh, the fabric is gorgeous! I am sure it will turn out wonderfully, and I hope you can find a wide brimmed red hat to wear with it like the picture ;)

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  3. Penny, I thought the same thing about the hat!!

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  4. I LOVE the fabric!! I really want to see it finished!!

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  5. Oh! This will be the cutest dress ever! I absolutely adore the fabric! Can't wait to see it!

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  6. Love it! I'm sure you'll look great in it.

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  7. Love this! It reminds me of some of Charlotte's dresses on SATC. It'd be perfect for summer...I may have to look for that pattern. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Beautiful fabric! I can't wait to see it finished, I love that pattern.

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  9. Beautiful fabric, how exciting, can't wait to see!

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  10. Oh the fabric is just adorable. Great pattern, I look forward to seeing the finished product! xx Comtesse xx

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  11. How could a dress made out of THAT fabric be anything other than fabulous? LOVE it!

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  12. Love, LOVE that fabric! I bet this dress is going to be lovely when it is done! I cannot wait to see pictures! One of my goals this year is to improve my sewing skills! I hope to be able to make my own dresses. For now, it is just pillow covers, table runners, cafe curtains, coasters, pot holders, etc. Btw, you look amazing! I adore your hair color too!

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  13. What a fun fabric! I look forward to seeing how the pattern works out for you.

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