Monday, September 27, 2010

Retro Dress/Vogue 1329/Fabulous Dress & Fashion Shoot

I would like to say a very sincere and heartfelt thank you for your feedback, support and encouragement in my previous post. I was deeply touched. You are a blessing. I look forward to continuing on with you, visiting your blogs and having you visit mine. If you normally don't comment, if you leave me a comment, I would be happy to visit your blog. I love discovering new-to-me blogs. I hope you enjoy the photos from my fashion photo shoot.

I love this "now" retro dress made from Vogue 1329. It's a 1980's pattern. I'm not normally a 1980s fan, but this one I can do. And it does not have big shoulder pads. Yea. It was made by my late mother-in-law. I was fortunate enough to acquire the dress and the pattern, which is so awesome if I want to make more of these. I actually have several things she has made along with their patterns. She was so organized to keep all of that together. She made it out of knit. It is so comfortable. It has little buttons along the top of one of the shoulders, a very nice feature, I think. It is such a fun print, too. As you can tell from this piece, she was a very stylish and elegant woman with great taste; and lucky me, we were the same size. I know it would please her very much to know that I was getting good use and enjoyment out of the garments that she made. I hope to share at least a couple more of her creations with you at some other time. 
(photos have been lost. Will try to add back when I can.)

31 comments:

  1. Always enjoy your blogs, and thank you for visiting mine, too, Trudy. I remember this dress! AND I remember making this dress. What a hoot! And those shoes are perfect for the era, too. Of course, it looks great on you. Wonder whatever happened to that pattern....hmmmm...must go search.

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  2. That dress looks fantastic! I know you said it was retro 1980's but it looks modern and in line with styles today.

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  3. Wow. Retro with a twist! I love that print! Where did you find it?

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  4. Very nice Trudy!
    Don't you just love the Waterway!

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  5. Your dress looks fantastic! It is very stylish.

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  6. What beautiful dress. Good combination of pattern and fabric.

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  7. Gorgeous dress - your mother-in-law was clearly a very talented lady. I love the animal print fabric and the retro style looks bang up to date!

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  8. Hi Trudy,
    Even as a standard in 1980 was pretty much standard and this standard is super comfortable, I did an equal to me and I like to use it
    the photos were beautiful and the dress too!
    Cintia
    aprendizdecostura.blogpot.com

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  9. The dress and print are fabulous. I would definitely make more of these. It does look comfortable, but quite stylish too! A winner in my book. I have a similar Vogue, I've been eyeballing to make up. Nice photo shoot location.

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  10. I love the pockets on the dress - cute! I'm glad to hear that you are still going to be blogging. I always read your blog and love to see your thoughts on mine. You're a great member of the online sewing community!

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  11. I love this dress! I agree that it looks very modern and the choice of the fabric makes it elegant too :)

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  12. Wow! Great looking dress! And that print is so "in" looking now. You look marvelous!!!

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  13. Lovely dress Trudy! That fabric print is so "wild" and I love it!!! The dress and pattern are definitely a keeper and it's great they have such sentimental value

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  14. Beautiful dress! The pattern is a bit blah - I don't think I'd have looked twice at it. Your MIL made it lovely in that fun print.

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  15. That dress is very nice! I would never have known it was considered vintage ~ it looks on trend to me.

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  16. Your dress is very cute. I would have never guess it would turn out so nice from looking at the illustration on the front of the pattern.

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  17. A very classic dress! And contrary to opinion, I adore that pattern too! I reckon you could create some more real beauties out of that one, the skirt is a winner alone. Lovely to have a dress with such great sentimental value to you... you will think of her every time you wear it...

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  18. That has really stood the test of time. How nice to have such a meaningful piece in your wardrobe!

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  19. Trudy it's gorgeous. I love the print. If you hadn't told me it was from the "hate-y Eighties" I'd never have guessed.

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  20. what a nice thing to inherit! the dress looks so comfortable and i love that print! you look great Trudy!

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  21. Wow Trudy! On you that dress looks fantastic. I would look terrible I think. How special that your mother-in-law made this for you!

    That print is SUPER on you and goes so beautifully with your hair color.

    Great post!
    xo
    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  22. Trudy, I made a blogger award list so anyone who gave me a blog award would have a link from the list to their blog (as a thank you.) I thought you would like to see it.

    xo Donna @ Comin' Home

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  23. Beautiful dress, and you look fabulous! That style really suits you.

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  24. Hi, it's been an enjoyable visit to your blog!

    Following you from Follow Friday 40 and Over.

    Have a healthy day!

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  25. I think I had a dress like that, only mine was blue. Wonder if I still have the pattern?

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  26. Found you on 40+ and I enjoy sewing as well. I am a homeschool mother, and a new follower. I hope you stop by.
    ~Lily
    www.neverfadingwood.blogspot.com

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  27. It's a great looking dress, Trudy. I could do that one too. I love the skirt pattern!!!

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  28. This dress is lovely... so easy and relaxed, and classic. How wonderful you are making use of things your mother-in-law used and loved. I look forward to seeing how you use the pattern, too. Just found your blog, and love it. It reminded me that I have found a few treasures from someone else's "sewing stuff" back when a package of binding was 15 cents! Those days are long gone.

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