Patt-O-Rama va-va-va-voom!

by livebird on April 30, 2009 · 28 comments

in 1950s

Strange assortment of pictures of my latest project, finished in the nick of time for the Pattern Review vintage pattern contest… full details are at my review here… make sure you vote to support your retro-sewin’ partners in crime!

There are some splendid things in this round of battle. My vote’s going to this one which is just stunning.

Nice work, Kellie R!

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Jenny Kerr April 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm

That dress came out beautifully!!!


Su April 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Wow wow wow! Love it! It looks wonderful on you.


Kat April 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm

That dress is stunning! Love love love it!


Anna Rich April 30, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Holy CAts! That is a Dress.


SuBoo April 30, 2009 at 7:03 pm

That is a GORGEOUS dress!


Myra April 30, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Wow, looks like something from Mad Men, wow!


the 90/10 rule April 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I love your dress and that neckline is great!


Kerry April 30, 2009 at 8:47 pm

This looks so gorgeous on you…you’ve got the figure to pull a dress like this off.


marLou April 30, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Woot! That is a beautiful dress and the color is wonderful. Great choice on the solid color because it shows off the great cut and style.


tcarole April 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

This is truly inspirational. Often, I see posts of vintage patterns and the final result isn’t nearly as great looking as the pattern. Choice of fabric – the ability to resist the temptation of a pattern – is wise. Your figure is curvy and hour-glass like the ideal figure of the era. I just love it. It truly gives me hope.


tcarole April 30, 2009 at 9:11 pm

By pattern (in the second reference), I meant patterned fabric. I know, I sound like I’m crazy.


Clare Marie-Therese Duroc April 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Wow! Just gorgeous!


livebird April 30, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Awww! Thanks so much, folks!


LOVE's Sewing April 30, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Too gorgeous!


Trudy Callan May 1, 2009 at 1:49 am

Absolutely stunning! I love this!


DeVille May 1, 2009 at 2:14 am

Wow – that’s absolutely stunning! I love Kellie R’s work (always do – she’s spawned many a pattern hunt of mine) but I think your dress is far and away the most beautiful creation in the contest. Well done!


kitty May 1, 2009 at 5:09 am

Wow. Just wow.


Atelier Schmuckstück May 1, 2009 at 5:10 am

A very nice dress ! Just gorgeous!


Patty May 1, 2009 at 6:42 am

Gorgeous!!! It’s got the Mad Men look about it…..


lucy tartan May 1, 2009 at 8:11 am

Actually it is fitted much better than the Mad Men wiggle dresses! Terrific job.


busy91 May 1, 2009 at 9:53 am

It looks just like the drawing, and your pose too. LOL! I love the color, good job.


Allison May 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm

totally va-va-va voom! that’s a very hot dress !


xdollydaydreamx May 2, 2009 at 12:41 am

That dress is beautiful! I love the neckline, and that fabric is delicious! Well done!!


Miss Amelina May 3, 2009 at 12:27 am

Va Va VOOM! Look at that collar!


Linda May 3, 2009 at 8:37 am

Saw your review at PR. Good luck with the contest. Your dress was a winner in my book. There were some really excellent creations. I truly love your dress, have not run across Patt-O-Roma before. Again a lovely dress.


retroliving May 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I love the pattern this came out super cute!


georgeina June 12, 2009 at 2:40 am

that dress gives me a warm feeling inside – in a good way


Jessica July 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Hi there, I am writing up an Inspiration post for Wardrobe Refashion News, a collaborative blog where pledgees agree to only thrift, refashion, or make clothes from their stash. I'd like to feature Sew Retro on the News portion of the site, and was wondering if I could use the last photo in this post in the Inspiration post. I would credit you and provide a link back to this post or your blog/flickr, whichever you prefer.



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