My Birthday Dress

by orchidsinmay on April 26, 2011 · 10 comments

in Vintage Sewing

For my birthday this year I decided to make a 50s/60s styled dress with full skirt. I also made a petticoat to go underneath. For more details, check out my blog, Orchids in May.

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Hi! My name is Steph, during the day I'm a mechanical engineer, but one of my favourite hobbies is sewing. I've been sewing for about 6 or so years now & I spend most of my spare time sewing. The things I enjoy making the most are probably the most frivolous things, pretty dresses & evening gowns, but there are some practical things that I enjoy making, like tailored jackets. Lately I've really been enjoying learning about vintage techniques & couture techniques, & applying them in what I make. I also keep a blog, you can find it here:

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Jenni April 26, 2011 at 2:01 am



livebird April 26, 2011 at 2:47 am

This is just lovely. Well done!


Adele April 26, 2011 at 4:15 am

WOW! Absolutely stunning! Well done!


Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) April 26, 2011 at 7:16 am

Beautiful dress, I love it!


tasha April 26, 2011 at 8:13 am

WOW! This is absolutely wonderful. What's the name of the fabric?


amelie no mori April 26, 2011 at 11:46 am

Beautiful! You sure must have felt like the queen of the day with such a nice dress. ^_^


amongthechimneypots April 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm



Liz April 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Absolutely beautiful!


A.J.A. April 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

This is so pretty and the fabric choices are unexpected. Very creative and lovely!


Jos April 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm



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