Vintage LRD

by ooobop on January 29, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1950s

ooobop! LRD, Butterick 8043

ooobop! LRD, Butterick 8043

ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043

ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043

ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043

ooobop! LRD, vintage butterick 8043

vintage butterick 8043

vintage butterick 8043

This dress is the result of Vintage Pattern 8043. I couldn’t find a date on the pattern but I’m thinking it must be 1950s. It is unfortunately only a toile. In fact this is the most effort I have ever put into a toile! I bought the fabric, some cheap shiny synthetic blend, for the sole purpose of making a toile but was secretly hoping it would be a wearable one. Not to be as the fabric was really unstable and little holes started to appear. Was a joy to make though. The neckline was a bit challenging and the diagrams were a little tricky to follow on the instruction sheet but I got there in the end. I will defo make this up again in a better quality fabric. I think a Little Red Dress is as important as a black one! More details over at ooobop!

 

 

 

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Amanda January 29, 2012 at 6:03 am

This may be a toile but it looks awesome! And I concur- LRD is just as essential as a LBD- just have to find the perfect shade of red for yourself!

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ooobop January 29, 2012 at 6:20 am

Thanks Amanda. Am thinking tangerine too! :-)

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twistedpoppy January 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

What a fabulous pattern, and it looks great on you! Are you going to make the jacket too?

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Katherine January 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Sassy lady! The red seamed stockings are an awesome touch. Looks like you had a ton of fun taking these pics :D

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