Vogue 1446 – getting started

I made this dress in 2016, the elder lass was in her second last year of school – year 11. A school formal was arranged and she needed a dress. I saw Vogue 1446 in a catalogue, so did the elder lass. I agreed that it would make a lovely dress. One that would suit the less formal nature of the formal and also be wearable for other special days out.

I waited for the next Vogue sale and got it.

Six months went by and we hadn’t found the right fabric. I was lucky enough to go to Singapore for a week. A WEEK! Just me and the lover, and no children. He was attending a conference and I was the accompanying spouse.

I went shopping, looking for lightweight fabric with a border print. I took lots of photographs and emailed them to the elder lass.

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The elder lass and the lad conferred about the best. The lad has a good eye for colour and form. They selected this one:


It is broderie anglaise on a very light cotton. Considerably more transparent than decent. I bought several metres of both it and some white cotton voile for lining.

More in the next post!


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I sew, ride a bike, bake, read a lot of books and sometimes skate. I also play several instruments, one of them is the Accordion.
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