A kitsch print 50s inspired dress

by LucyLovesYa on November 13, 2012 · 10 comments

in 1950s

Hello, this is my first post on here! I made a 50s style dress over the weekend with a kitsch print.

I used the Vogue 8766 for the top but because the skirt for this particular pattern was a full circle and my fabric just wasn’t wide enough, I cut out rectangles and gathered instrad for the front and back pieces, then obviously cut the back piece in half for the zip!

I do love bows – and wasn’t sure if the dress was enough, what with the full on pattern.. but I’m liking it.

It’s fully lined with one layer of netting.

The fit is good – next time I post, I will model my offering :) I recently made my wedding dress which was lace and again in a 50s style… would anyone like to see this?

So glad to have found this site – their are some amazingly pretty outfits.

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ConstantlyAlice November 13, 2012 at 10:29 am

LOVE this..the print, the style, everything! Great dress :)


Marie November 13, 2012 at 10:50 am

Wow, this is gorgeous in every way! I would love to see your wedding dress too!


Tammy November 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

OMG, I love this dress! The bow is such a great idea; I will have to keep this in mind. :-)


LucyLovesYa November 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Thanks very much, guys :) I will show my wedding dress next. Looking forward to seeing more of all of your work xx


Sue November 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm

YES, we would like to see your wedding dress. :)


Bea W November 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Yes, please share your wedding dress!!!
This one is beyond cute. I love the slightly bonkers print. It works well with the simple pattern. The bow just perfectly adds to the quirkyness of the fabric.


LucyLovesYa November 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Cheers Bea, I do love a bonkers print :) Will post soon… xx


Laurie H November 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I am lovin’ it too! The print- the bow- :) And I’d love to see your wedding dress…


Tassie November 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I love this dress! The Print! The giant bow! It is all good! As someone who makes wedding dresses for a living, many of them vintage inspired, I would love to see your dress. Yay for sewing it yourself:)


Becky Culbertson November 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

Really cute; LOVE the bow. And absolutely we would all love to see your wedding dress!


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