Vintage Vogue does denim !

retro vintage pattern vogue sewing pattern

A quick post to show you a completed dress from my patterns that I mentioned last week. I went for the Vogue one first, it’s an original, reprinted 1954 design. It’s calf length and wrap around, fastening with hook and eyes and I chose to make the tie at the back version.

sewing pattern vogue vintage retro

After much deliberation ( as ever ! ) I decided to use a light weight washed denim, and used a Liberty print bias binding ( it was worth buying the bias just for the big wooden bobbin ! ) from The combination kind of reminded me of floral fabric patches sewn on ripped jeans.. lovely childhood memories :)

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But, the big question… what to accessorize with ? Well, I am yet to wear my bubble gum scented Vivienne Westwood/Melissa cherry heels… Yum :)

Westwood heels Anglomania vegetarian shoes

And… a pair of these sunglasses from Retrosun look rather appealing…. Dare I ?

retro sunglasses 60s style shades

Really looking forward to making the other two patterns soon.

What fabric would you like to see this dress made in ? I would love to know your thoughts…. :)

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Thanks Sally, I agree about the gingham… maybe I will use that on the next dress! I was thinking a polka dot for the festival..
Cheers for stopping by, enjoy your day xxx


Wow, that is so cute…and I LOVE it in denim, what a great idea! That bias is to die for, and looks so good with it! Beautiful! :0)


Cheers Lisa. Glad you like the denim. I wasn’t sure at first but really happy with it now. It hangs so nicely xx


Very nice! I love the touch of the floral bias binding. Would you consider an eyelet version? It would scream summer :)

sarah belinda

I love the denim dress, I made this one but with the fastening at the front. I like the bias trim, going to look on clothkits site to get some idea.


Hey Sarah, I’d love to see it! Yeah, go and have a look at Clothkits, they have great taste :) xx


I have made this dress too, in a plain red pattern, trimmed with… Liberty bias binding, bought from Clothkits on the big wooden bobbins!!

Dawn Stansfield

I am finding this dress very confusing. I have read the pattern, but can’t work out where the two long tabs on the back piece go. Do they fasten at the front?

Sorry to bother you with this, but I just don’t know how to find out!!


Hi Dawn, it’s no bother at all. Do you mean the two ties? They attach just at the top of skirt panels on the wrong side of the fabric ( where on my dress the bias binding and top ends and the skirt begins ). Then it just ties at the back. Does this help? If not – email me and hopefully I can help a bit more. I seem to remember having the same issue. Good luck! x


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