Winter white – Vogue 1073 pictures at last

I finally got some pictures of my finished Vogue 1073 on me. It’s been a long slog to get here! I hope it wasn’t boring. It was a lot of fun to make but I haven’t talked about anything else for about a month.





The construction of this dress is quite unusual. There are no side seams on the bottom piece so that the pintucks can wrap all the way round uninterrupted. Most of the shaping in the bodice is carefully hidden under the tucks.



This closer back view shows about the only really visible seams – and there are still some darts on the shoulders under those tucks.



The braid gives the hem a lot of body. I imagine it’s a similar effect to finishing a hem with horsehair. I was originally thinking of leaving the braid off because I wasn’t sure it goes with the style of the dress but I’m glad I kept it.

Anyway, one last picture which kind of shows the cuffs. I love all the little details on this dress. And that’s it! Thanks so much to all of you who have been following along and encouraging me with this project. I’m so pleased with the results.



18 thoughts on “Winter white – Vogue 1073 pictures at last

  1. I really want to see this dress in person. I am staggered at the amount of care and patience that has gone into this make. It’s awesome! There’s nowhere to hide on this make, is there – any fitting issues would be immediately apparent, so you’ve done an amazing job. Wow. Just wow. We must organise a meet-up so that I can touch this beauty!

  2. So the dress is terrific. Really terrific, with all the care and detail that has gone into it. But on top of that, you look pretty fabulous in it. So perfect when those two things come together.

  3. Wow – that is amazing. You’ve done a fabulous job – I don’t think I would have had the patience!

  4. This is an amazing dress! It was inspiring reading about all your careful steps to make it. It looks fabulous on, too!

  5. That’s amazing! I’ve just started to follow your blog and I’m so impressed with this dress. It’s got such interesting details.

  6. There is so much to admire about this dress. The skill of designer, the skill of the seamstress and the fabric. I think I want to tackle this project next winter.

  7. I second the motion to see the dress in person. Please come visit me in NYC!!! You have an open invitation. You just have to bring the dress. It’s absolutely amazing!!!

  8. What a stunning dress!

    By the way, I wanted to email you about the dress draft-along, but I can’t find your email-adress. Please contact me at aicha_hockx AT hotmail DOT com so I can invite you to the Flickr group (are you a member of Flickr, by the way?)

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