she’s a doll! dress

by Archive from Blogger on June 30, 2011 · 6 comments

in 1950s

06.29.11 | she's a doll! dress
06.29.11 | she's a doll! dress

Hello, everyone! I have a new dress to share that I’m so excited about. Inspired by my love of vintage Barbies and late 50s styles, my newest dress! I used a vintage pattern with a fitted bodice and altered it to fit the design I envisioned: fitted with multiple darts and a high bateau neckline. The neckline and armhole edges are bound with bias binding (just the pre-packaged stuff). The skirt I drafted, added all-important pockets and made it nice and full and the same length as one of my favorite vintage dresses from the inspiration era. Lastly I added a zipper using my favorite hand-picked method. I think, if I had my way, I’d live in the dress the remainder of the summer! Be sure to read more on my blog. I’ll also be posting a step-by-step tutorial next week on how to make your own version of this dress!

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KibitzKnitz June 30, 2011 at 11:46 am

Beautiful!! This is one of my favorite styles! Can't wait to see your tutorial.


Losin' Neen June 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I just love it!! I love the styles from the 60s. I used to watch my mom in dresses just like this. what a time!


Syrena June 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm

So Cute!!


Adele June 30, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Casey that is stunning! love your hair today too!


ari July 1, 2011 at 8:16 am

I loooooooove this dress! Great job!


MarieBayArea July 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

simply gorgeous


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