Oh, 1950s dresses how do I love thee! I’ve had this fabric in my stash for a while and I knew exactly what type of dress that I wanted to make with it!

A great 50s double breasted dress with a great collar!

And too top it off, I found a pattern with pockets (Simplicity 1097)! Score!

I chose some yummy white trim to make the collar pop and a white belt to break up the business of this print.

More photos and construction details can be found on my blog. What’s your favorite fun feature on a dress? Mine’s definitely pockets!

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tina vines November 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm

This dress is so adorable! You did a fabulous job with this one!

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Laurie H November 14, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I LOVE it! So stylish! Well done!

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Becca November 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

This is a wonderful dress. It’s very flattering. The buttons and collar details are lovely. I also like your hair and styling (the jewelry and shows). Great job!

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Cara13 November 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

If a dress has usable pockets, I’m buying the dress! Looooove this dress.

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LucyLovesYa November 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Absolutely love it! Bags of style. Nice one :) My favourite fun feature on a dress is bows without a doubt!

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ooobop November 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

So chic. What a very stylish dress :-)

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Becky Culbertson November 17, 2012 at 9:06 am

Pockets ;-) I once had on a dress and someone asked if I had made it. My son immediately answered, “If she had made it, it would have had pockets.”

I love your dress. Job well done!

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Carol Wagner January 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm

My mom wore gorgeous dresses like this: women looked like women then. Your dress flatters your figure, and the detailing on the collar is exquisite.

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