1950s Christmas

by Starspangledheart on December 24, 2012 · 1 comment

in 1950s,Pattern Drafting,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

I’d worn the same Christmas dress for the last few years and decided that I just needed something new this year! I didn’t have any fabric that really screamed Christmas in my stash but I did have some red with black velvet polka dot fabric that was quite festive.

I opted for a circle skirt for a 50s look. I used a self drafted pattern. Then I decided that it needed just a bit more and I whipped up a bolero from the leftovers. I used Wearing History’s Chic Ahoy pattern for the bolero. Even though the pattern is 30s, it’s a super cute pattern and I had plenty of fabric from those awkward circle skirt leftover pieces to make it up with. The only change I made was to make it 2″ shorter for more of a cropped look.

I really like the fact that this outfit wasn’t overtly Christmas-y so I can wear it all year round! I love it so much that I can’t believe I waited so long to make up a red polka dot circle skirt! More photos over on my blog. Merry Christmas!

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Jeffsews50s December 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Love the fabric, the circle skirt, the bolero and those shoes !

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