I have been admiring the amazing 50′s fashion for a couple of years at least. But never had the guts to really wear it. Here in Ukraine or almost any other post-soviet country being too different from everybody else is not a very cool thing. Especially if your work suggests a strict dress-code. You have to at least match one of the common trends and vintage is not one of them.
Fortunatelly for me at me current work place I have more freedom in what to wear, so I am enjoying it big time))).
This is a first dress I made drafting the pattern by myself. I used an old Soviet sewing book published back in mid 50′s. Here’s the original pic from the book.
I used about 1,50 meters of pretty thick stretch fabric. This made the dress extremely comfy and easy to sew. Non-stretch fadric would have been more complicated for someone so in experienced in pattern drafting as I am.
This has become my magic dress: I wear it when I need to look good, and when I don’t feel like dressing up, but still need to look nice.
One terrible thing about this dress. After I made it I had nothing to wear immediatelly))). Simply because nothing else looked as good on me as this one))).