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From the back of the wardrobe

This Vogue 2797 dress was made for me by my mother, about 8 years ago.  I had bought the fabric and pattern, thinking it would be perfect if I ever needed to go on a boat cruise.  Not that I frequently went on boat cruises.  Then I was given a last-minute invitation to the local tourism awards, which started with a boat cruise.  I was working at the time, and with my first bubba in tow, I didn't have the time to stitch it up.  Luckily for me, my mother was visiting, and she spent the day stitching it up for me.  Though I do remember being just a teeny bit jealous that she was home sewing a dress whilst I had to go to work.  Thanks Mum!

I have not worn it often, but I pulled it out to go to the school ball on the weekend.



It is the same pattern that was used to make this dress.  I love getting 2 completely different garments from the same pattern.

19 comments:

  1. Gosh after 8 years it still looks awesome and current. I love the effect from the stripes.

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  2. Wow, fabulous! The stripe effect is very clever too.

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  3. What a beautiful dress- the perfect marriage of fabric and pattern. Suits you perfectly, as well.

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  4. Wow, talented sewers in your family! Perfectly suited for the event and very classic proven by the age of the garment. Love the stripes on the diagonal.

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  5. Fantastic stripes. You look gorgeous.

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  6. That is a knock out dress-I love it and wish it was mine :-)

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  7. How elegant, and it looks so current. I love the use of the translucent stripes. What a talented family you are, and how lovely of your mum to make it for you.

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  8. The first thing I thought was, "is that your daughter!" I didn't recognise you with your ball make up and dress! It's amazing how 'after 5' dressing can completely transform someone (just ask Cinderella) . I love the cut of the dress - it's very feminine and shapely. Good job mum.

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  9. That's gorgeous - I want to find my copy and make one now!

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  10. Don't you just look like the belle of the ball. Very elegant and stylish. The makeup is looking all very sophisticated too.

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  11. Your Mom made you an awesome dress! You look sooooo lovely in this!

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  12. Oh, I love the neat effect with the stripes! Such a beautiful dress.

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  13. Gorgeous! I love how the bias stripes play off each other.

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  14. The bias stripe fabric works so well with this pattern. It is a lovely dress and is stunning on you. It is one of those patterns style that are dateless. I'd love to find a copy of it.

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  15. What a lovely dress and obviously one of those great, rare patterns that doesn't date as it still looks very current today.

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  16. Such a beautiful and elegant dress, and so is your own version! What a pity that pattern is out of print.

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  17. Oh what a lovely dress. And the way the bias and the stripes interact is quite stunning. Definitely worth an outing on a boat cruise or too - and the odd ball :-D

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  18. What a fabulous dress - you certainly look very glamorous in it! I love how you've created an "X" effect with the stripes; it's such an inspired use of the fabric.

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  19. That dress is simply gorgeous.

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