Viva Wardrobe

by rockabillykitten on July 5, 2012 · 11 comments

in 1940s,1950s

Now that I have a few moments to breathe I am finally updating all the forums and blogs that I belong to! It is a tradition that I, as I am sure many of you, go to VLV Rockabilly Weekender every year. I save fabric finds through-out the year and in procrastinator style, feverishly sew my fingers to the bone starting the end of January to be ready for the week-long event in April.

I am trying to get better at updating my blogs together so I do not have to repeat myself over and over again! It was even one of my New Year’s resolutions. Anywho, here are some of the dresses I made for the event. It ranges from a reort set to evening wear. I hope you enjoy.

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Jeanne Marie July 5, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Rockabilly Kitten, these are all beautiful! And the fit is amazing. Terrific job. I am loving seeing playsuits everywhere, but they seem a little young for my 45 years. But what the heck, I might give one a go anyway!


Liz July 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I love your style!!


Deb July 5, 2012 at 11:57 pm

OMG! I love these, but that reddish dress in the middle- *drools*


rockabillykitten July 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Thanks :) I plan on wearing it for Christmas. :)


Miss Ava Kitten July 6, 2012 at 3:40 am

Fantastic each and all – you look stunning.


ShanniLoves July 6, 2012 at 9:10 am

Wowza girl you can sew!! Those are fab. Loving the red dress.


Laura July 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

Just adorable! Did you use a particular pattern for the 3-piece playsuit?


rockabillykitten July 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I used a frankenstein of patterns really. I am quite conservative and the “playsuit” patterns were a bit short and revealing. I used: For the bolero: Simplicity 3748 (the reproduction of their vintage patterns). For the playsuit: McCall’s 6331 view A. For the skirt: McCall’s 5430

You can read about all the modifications I did on the 3patterns on this link:


Lizzy July 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Love all !


jax black July 7, 2012 at 5:35 am

Lovely,lovely,lovely :)


Dawn July 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Just wonderful! Love them!!!


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