I sewed this dress with Vogue #7871. I have had this pattern for years. I never regret buying patterns, even when I feel I have too many, because they go out of print. This one has. This is the fourth dress I have made from this pattern. I actually had forgotten about the pattern until I saw this stunner and had to copy it. I promised myself to use fabric I already had on hand with an existing pattern from my stash. This was also because I couldn't face getting the 3 girls dressed to get them in the car and to the fabric shop.
Okay—the belt. I had in mind a belt exactly like this and couldn't find one. And then thought I should sew one. I kept thinking about the "perfect" belt and how it would be a natural cotton with a fake bakelite buckle and um, yeah—I designed a project like this for my new book and had the leftovers in my stash. So that was a good moment it terms of sewing the perfect belt, albeit alarming that I would forget such a thing. These belts are so easy you will never buy one again.The buckle and thick cotton canvas strapping came from Fabric Depot here in Portland. (And speaking of belts, I am totally making one like this for Pete, 'cause dang, this look is hot, and I think I have tapestry ribbon like this already.)
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