Vogue V8766 vintage look lace dress

Vogue V8766 – my version
Vogue V8766 – my version

Vogue V8766 is actually a dress I completed a few months ago, but I wore it to church this morning, and that prompted me to write this blog entry.

Vogue V8766

It’s described as being a lined dress with an underlined bodice and narrow hem. I made view F which has a fitted bodice, full skirt and pleated sleeve caps.

Vogue V8766 line drawing

This was an easy dress to make. I bought some cream cotton lace (ebay – a Godsend for “experimenters” like me) and a natural (stone?) coloured lining for the lining/ underlining. I didn’t make any variations and followed the instructions, which were well written. I used an invisible zip because I am too frightened to use ordinary zips (hoping that fear will be conquered post sewing lessons). And hey presto, a vintage look lace dress which can be worn to numerous events, and I have even worn it with opaques when the weather has been cooler. The skirt it quite full and twirly…but of course you could make the slim skirt option if you preferred. I am getting slightly obsessed with lace, and am planning on making a black lace dress in the next couple of months in time for christmas. I am still deliberating on the pattern to use for that.

Vogue V8766 – my version
Vogue V8766 – my almost Marilyn moment!

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

13 thoughts on “Vogue V8766 vintage look lace dress

  1. That looks gorgeous! So much nicer than the photo they’ve put on the front of the pattern 😉 I have that pattern myself and have always been put off making it, but you may just have convinced me!

    1. Hello michaela. You are ami’s friend, aren’t you? Thanks so much for the compliment…means a lot coming from someone of your expertise. This sewing/ blogging thing becomes addictive! Just finished a Cynthia rowley dress…hope to get it up this weekend. Visit again!

  2. love this lacey dress and your blog. I have the pattern and would like to give it a go. Would you mind sharing where you got the lace from, you mentioned ebay?
    You make such lovely things.


      1. Thanks for that link. I too have to rely on shopping online for all my supplies but have managed a trip to Birmingham and Goldhawk Rd London for fabrics. I do like to ‘feel the cloth’ though!!

        Happy sewing

  3. Hi sewmanju, its so cute and gorgeous. I just bought the pattern. I dont know how to choose the correct size. I use to wear medium US SIZE for tops and Small for bottoms.Is that the tissue pattern is final dress measurement or do v need to give seam allowance.? This is my first project i would be very happy if u help me out.thanks

    1. Hi priya. You have to take your bust, waist and hip measurements and select your size according to the measurement chart which will be given either on the back of the pattern envelope, envelope flap or on the fold out instruction sheet. There will probably also be finished measurements of the bust, waist, hips, arm circumference etc printed on the relevant tissue pattern pieces so you could also use these as a guide. With vogue patterns a 1.5cm seam allowance has already been included. All the best.

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