Vintage Vogue 2903 - Sew Style Vintage Bookazine Pattern Hack Feature!

by - 11/09/2016

Vintage Vogue V2930 - Sew Style Vintage Bookazine Pattern Hack Feature!
Something a little extra exciting today, which I've been dying to share for months! My first ever magazine feature! I was contacted to be part of a pattern hacking feature for Sew Style Vintage bookazine. A series of sewing bookazines by Sew Style, other titles include Fashion & Home, Quick & Easy and For Beginners. Each one is £9.99 but the price is totally justifiable as they are designed to keep, love and use over and over again plus there's FREE patterns! Available to buy HERE.

I just wanted to share a little of what I got up to and show you a couple of images that didn't end up in the bookazine. Here's a peek at the vintage pattern hacking feature:

So exciting to see myself! And how gorgeous is Victoria's dress too?
Product Description of Sew Style Vintage:

"Welcome to Sew Style Vintage, your keepsake project book celebrating the joys of stitching the styles of bygone eras. Step back in time with us, taking a fashion journey from the 1920s right through to the 1980s, and discover a wealth of inspiration for stitching the glamour of old. Start tonight with one of the gorgeous Vogue® Patterns included in your pack, or turn to our project section for a collection of retro ideas. Add a touch of 1940s and 1950s style to your wardrobe with your two patterns. Within these pages you’ll find tips and tricks for stitching these as well as a whole host of fabric ideas. These are classic looks, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be worn with today’s trends, too, so turn to page 50 for all the styling inspiration you’ll need.

Once you’ve read all about the history of the hat, had your 50s tea party, and consulted vintage bloggers for expert advice, there’s a collection of stitchy projects that embody all things retro – whip up some fifties flair with a Monte Carlo skirt, or wrap up in style with the tartan cape. The accessories you choose can complete your ensemble, so check out an effortlessly elegant fur stole, stylish denim bag and a very retro headband, too.

Whether you’ve got a spare hour or a whole day to indulge your hobby, this handy tome will have you covered. Grab some fabric, raid your stash and get stitching vintage lovelies to wear and wow."

If this doesn't tempt you, I don't know what will!

My finished pattern hacked Vogue 2903 dress!
I'm not going to go into my pattern hack as that's all in the bookazine. But I was given the vintage Vogue 2903 dress pattern from 1957 along with the fabric and asked to hack it into something new!

Here's a peek at the pattern:

There was sooo much fabric in that skirt!
As I say in the magazine I chose to hack my dress using my favourite sewing skills (if you can call them that), shirt collars and button holes! If you've been following my blog, you'll know I love a shirt dress. I'm pleased with the outcome and it will be a lovely addition to my Summer wardrobe.

Pattern: hacked!
A huge 'thank you' to the team at Sew Style Vintage for asking me to be a part of this feature, it was so much fun! I can't wait to pick up a copy of this gorgeous retro sewing publication and get inspired by all the vintage sewing fun!

Thank you for reading, pinups!

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  1. So exciting!! Congratulations!!! Your hack is genius and really makes the dress all the more special!

  2. Congrats! That dress looks great on you too ;)

  3. Whouah!Your dress is really gorgeous!Where can I find this magazine,please?