1950′s–1960′s red dress

by Archive from Blogger on June 21, 2009 · 6 comments

in Vintage Sewing

This is a work-in-progress from a pattern I am making for a floor length gown that basically has a nice neckline and waistline elastic casing…I think it was sort of influeced by Angelina Jolies style of dresses for red carpet appearences. I love the lightness of his fabric it’s so light and airy and lovely.

Charmeuse in light grey–I took my boyfriend into spotlight when I was buying fabric and as i was going to make a nice rich red gown he helped me pick this colour out…once again back to fairly neautral colours but I think it’ll be more flattering/simple.

link to photo of pattern Butterick 2907

This is Butterick quick and easy 2907 it’s a shift dress with a cowl neck and a back zipper.

I made it in red doule knit as i wanted to brghten my beige wardrobe. I forgot to lengthen the dress so it was too short for me to feel comfortable in so I added a strip down the bottom that adds length.

Another mistake I made was using cotton instead of interfacing…as my nearest and ONLY fabric/craft shop is 40 minutes drive away (and I don’t drive) I just used cotton sewed into the collar….. yeah whoops.

but i’m really happy with the knit fabric…i actually barely own anything stretchy in my wardrobe because i really distrust this type of fabric.(shows up my pouchy belly etc. etc.)

but I will use it again very soon.

oh and i took it in 1″ all the way on both side seams (including arms) i nearly cried when i basted together to start off with it was horribly sack-like…yeah whoops

ok over and out.

happy sewing :-)

allison,

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Karen June 21, 2009 at 9:32 am

lovely dress!

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Byrdie June 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

I really like this. I love the color choice!

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Kerry June 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

I love this style neckline – it looks fabulous on you. Great job.

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Clare Marie-Therese Duroc June 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Oooh, Allison, that is fabulous! You look totally smashing in that red. Great work!

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tiddleywink June 22, 2009 at 10:41 am

Beautiful! I hope to find this or a similar pattern to add to my wardrobe. Thank you for the inspiration!

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tammyo June 23, 2009 at 9:38 am

you look great in this! the red really classes-up the simple silhouette.

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