50’s elegance meets 70’s Curtains – somehow all works out well

by Heapha on November 29, 2011 · 1 comment

in 1950s,Dresses

This is a dress that I made when I first set out on vintage sewing. I believe it was the 2nd vintage vogue pattern I attempted. The original pattern reminded me strongly of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn. It has an inbuilt elegance about it that I found captivating (as I always do). I however do not possess the grace of Audrey Hepburn or the elegance of Grace Kelly – more closely resembling a bull in a buffalo stampede.

The pattern seemed easy enough to follow, and in truth it came out very quickly and easily. The simple lines of the 1950’s style does tend to make a dress within a day that is in no way compromising on finishes for speed. I chose to make it however out of an orange floral cotton that I had picked up for I believe about $3/m at spotlight on sale.

The Curtain Dress

For more on the hows and why’s of the choices see my blog

Cheers
Heapha

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– who has written 4 posts on WeSewRetro.com.

Starting with costume making (which would still be my true though unindulged sewing passion) I have been behind the machine for about a decade. I am horrible at keeping my blog up to date (so is my blog buddy ange). I have been vintage sewing for about 3 years now and my favourite era varies so regularly that I couldn't say - though the other issue is that the 30's stuff I love was not designed on my more typically 50's hourglass.

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Katherine November 30, 2011 at 10:48 am

This is a classic pattern – you can dress it up or down and it pretty much flatters everyone. Great choice!

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