I am showing off my polka-dot 50′s dress this time. If you do 50′s style you have to have at least one polka-dot dress, so here’s mine.
It’s pretty simple, based on the basic pattern I have drafted using an old Soviet sewing book. Here it is on the right. I use a scanned version, but I’d love to have trhe hard copy))). I loooooove this book ’cause it helps me look and feel georgeous)))
The dress I am showing is not any specific vintage model or pattern. There are models I would love to repeat, but this time I just came up with the design in the spirit of those times and used vintage pattern-drafting techniques.
The dress is cut on the waist and under the brests, above the upper cut the fabric is gathered a bit to create more volume on the top and outline an hour-glass silouhette.
One more thing that works in that direction is a cape sleeve that is one detail with the bodice (sorry, do not know the right tirm in English)))) This type of sleeve makes your arms look slimmer because it’s not too tight, but not too big.
And the skirt is a half-cirle gathered on the waist 2:1 ratio.
The flower just clips on the dress – I was too lazy to make something and the dress really asked for some kind of an acent. I have found that 50′s cut is the most complinetary for my body, so i am finally loving my clothing))).
It is reeeeally hot now in Ukraine – over 40 degrees Celcium and most people when the can wear something that looks good enough for the beach. But since I stared wearing new look dresses to work I have noticed ladies in other offices have started wearing dresses more (including ones with full skirts)))). I wonder if it is just the coincidense?
Have fun sewing)))),