Today’s Pattern Story: Advance 6051

by Erin on February 4, 2013



One Dress, Three Thoughts

Gray: Now, wait … was it, “you put your RIGHT foot in?” Or does the left foot come first?

Blue: Goshdarnit, there’s a cigarette burn in this dress, too. I’ve got to stop smoking in the broom closet.

Pink: I’ve had my mouth open like this for forty-five minutes and I haven’t caught a fly yet. Ha! Another thing Mother was wrong about!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynn Mally February 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I love the shape of this bodice, Erin. In my stash of old photos I have a snapshot of an older woman wearing a dress with this bodice shape. She looks quite elegant.


Penelope February 4, 2013 at 5:30 pm

oh my gosh, hilarious.


Joni February 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Those… those… those SLEEVES.


Tassie February 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Hah! My mom used to say that too.


Michelle jadaa February 5, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Very flattering neckline,why dont modern clothes have these details anymore…


Leah February 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Erin – I am making a Vogue 8811 and wanted to add pockets…I thought you had some tips on that but couldn’t find it. Am I just imagining that?

thanks, Leah


Erin February 5, 2013 at 10:25 pm

oh, I didn’t realized they’d done a retro version of that pattern! I may have to pick that up!

I think I linked to this great tutorial from Pins and Needles, last time:


Leah February 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm


It’s a really nice pattern and so far its going together nicely (with alot of fitting help from a workshop). Thanks for the link for pockets, the dress needs them.

Here’s the link for the dress


Kristen February 12, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I love the dropped skirt. Love it!


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