Hot! The “Its a Real model in my dress” dress.

The Facts

Fabric: Polka dot pink Cotton.
Pattern: Vogue 8184
Year: 2006
Notions: Zip.
Time to complete: 1 day
First worn: By the model at the photoshoot.
Wear again? I’m going to sell it.
Total price: $20

Challenge: Polka Dots

I’m back! More about that on my blog soon.

So here we have on of my favorite patterns, Vogues 8184. I think I’ve now made this 6 or 7 times! It’s just so easy.

As you can see the lovely model Liss Libertine wears it well. There was no drama in construction as I’ve used the pattern before. I had planned on it being a full circle skirt but I didn’t have enough fabric.

I did change the pattern a bit to make it different, I made the straps wider, the front band has less of an angle where they meet, shortened the bodice, and added a bit more to the skirt to make it fuller.

The pink is cotton that was on sale at my local fabric store at 5.95 a meter, the white is a simple cotton lawn that was 3.95 a meter.

The photo shoot was a blast, 4 models as well as I the dressmaker and Claire the accessories maker.

On the last weekend in October I’ll be heading over to Camperdown for a huge Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, Rods and Pin ups weekender! Claire and I will be having a stall, hoping to sell a few of my dresses and things and Claire’s wonderful accessories! More about that later over at my blog!


Happy sewing!




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  1. Gorgeous dress, I’d definitely buy it if I saw it on your stall.

  2. So pretty.. I love polka dots.

  3. So beautiful! Both the dress and the model.

  4. very very nice! Love the dress, and the styling of the shoot as well.

  5. Looks amazing Stacey! I hope the market goes well – let’s see if I can drag myself and the kids out of the ‘burbs and make it there finally!

  6. It looks great! I love the styling as well.

  7. So lovely! You can never go wrong with red and white polka dots with a white trim.

  8. ooh la la, Stacy! Job well done. The dress is very flattering on your real model.