Tribute Month: Jolies Bobines. Vintage Style 2929 in Green

Time to join in with the Sewcialists this year and start with Tribute Month.

Julie (Jolies Bobines) is one of the most prolific sewers on social media and certainly needs no introduction! Her output, style and photos are amazing! It makes me want to escape from my somewhat boring suburban life and move to France 😉

While I haven’t copied any particular dress by Julie, I have stolen her vibe – which is worth more right? Her fabric choices, colours and looser, cinched waist style is so awesome, and so me and my life. And did I mention the girl can do green? I’m not a green lover by any stretch, but Julie is getting me there and I’m loving it.

My tribute creation was made with a viscose from French fabric house, Atelier Brunette. This deep, bluey, forest green viscose popped up on Jolies’ Instagram feed a couple of times and even the green hater in me fell in love. I needed that fabric! I needed a new green frock to add to my minuscule green frock collection.

I adore this dress, which for one who has disliked green for as long as I have, is quite surprising. I made it with a vintage pattern – Style 2929.

This dress features a v-neck with three buttons, gathered yoke and slight petal sleeves. Unfortunately, the old ‘I didn’t read the instructions’ issue cropped up with the sleeves and I sewed them up incorrectly, limiting my arm movement. This dress should have only taken a few hours to make, but ended up being a 15 hour salvage mission to get the sleeves to work.

Naturally, being a fabric tightwad, I didn’t have any spare fabric to recut anything, so instead ran some bias around the armscye to a improve the fit. This means the petal or overlapped sleeves are no longer, but I do still have an awesome wearable dress.
I credit Jolies Bobines for my new love of green. I’m even contemplating wearing moss green, olive green or maybe even kelly green. Who knows where my new green love will take me??!!

GREEN!!! from Jolies Bobines’ Instagram

I can’t wait till the weather warms up and this frock can get a true work out. It will work perfectly at school too.


Thank you Jolies Bobines for inspiring my new found love of green. What green fabric will I find next??

  • Love this! This is such a great vintage pattern and that colour is great on you. Excellent tribute!

  • Beth_SunnyGalStudio

    that color is green on you and such a pretty dress. I used those Style patterns when I was a teenager – look how nice that pattern is. they had a lot of interesting patterns. And green is a great color on you.

  • That certainly is a luscious green – good on you for persevering with the salvage mission – look great ;o)

  • I think I have often dismissed green because when people say “green” I imagine bright and garish greens – not beautiful dark and muted greens like this 🙂 I love this dress!

  • I love the color and I love the pattern! Those vintage Style patterns are always right up my alley but they are hard to come by here in the US. I find them occasionally on Easy though.