Grace Kelly

by Charity Shop Chic on June 21, 2012 · 8 comments

in 1950s,Dresses

Hi everyone,

I’m new to We Sew Retro (having been an occasional contributor to the old site). My blog focuses on refashioning, but I’d love to share some of my more retro-influenced projects with you.

I thought you might like to see this dress I made a while back in the style of Grace Kelly. Here’s the inspiration picture:

And here’s my version, which I made using a self-drafted pattern:

You can read all about it, including a description of the pattern drafting, at my blog, Charity Shop Chic.

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Lizzy June 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

WOW!! you did a great job!


Parismegs June 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Absolutely beautiful :-)


Katherine June 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Great choice and great execution. Off to your blog to read more :D


Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns June 21, 2012 at 10:51 pm

What a great idea! You have done an excellent job with this. One of my favorite sewing categories is reproducing something exactly like an original movie costume, and you have done this so well!

Happy sewing,



Miss Ava Kitten June 22, 2012 at 3:20 am

WOW – thats all that needs to be said really x


karen June 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

really lovely!


EmSewCrazy June 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Amazing!! What a great inspiration and execution. I’m going to have to add your blog to my reading list!


Charity Shop Chic June 26, 2012 at 4:03 am

Wow, thanks everyone for the lovely comments. I am so pleased you like the dress. I had been wanting to make this for some time and I was really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more refashioned vintage goodness!


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