1950’s Christmas Dress, Part Two

I was asked to share a photo of myself wearing my emerald green taffeta Christmas dress from my previous post.  I ended up finding some red/green plaid fabric for the sash that I liked better with more yardage so I could have the sash I wanted.

1955 Christmas Dress

And here I am in our family Christmas photo :)

Our Christmas Photo

• Meet the Author • tanya maile


I hail from a Northern California cattle ranch where I live with my husband and our fur kids. I've been sewing since I was a wee lass and am in love with fashions of the past -- especially the 1910s and 20s. I'm a former anthro-archaeologist who now spends her days rescuing Border Collies, repurposing "trash", organic gardening and adding to my fabric stash. I sew daily and mostly for myself as a girl can never have too many dresses.


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6 comments… add one

  • Love the family photo – happy holidays!

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  • Thanks for sharing, you look lovely!

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  • Very Nice!
    Your sash looks great!

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  • Lovely dress, I think the sash really adds to the dress, nice family photo, I wish my dog would sit still long enough to take a picture!

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  • Thanks everyone! :)
    @Jamie – Believe me, it was hard to get them all sit still!

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  • Very nice dress, you should be proud!
    Love the Boston!!!

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