1950s lace dress for a wedding witness

Hi everybody!

Lately, I have been working on a piece that gave me a lot of stress : it was for a future witness at a wedding, and it was for the first time for somebody who wasn’t one of my relatives or friends! Not to say that I really had to do the best I could!

She wanted a 1950s style dress, with lace sleeves and pleated skirt. To make it I used two patterns from a vintage sewing book I received on my birthday. (The skirt from the first pattern and the top from the second). The lady also wanted a lower neckline, sleeves and belt with lace, and a petticoat)

After she tried the muslin, I made it with the real fabric, some dupion taffeta, with black lining and stretchy (for confort) lace.

And it finally looked like that :


If you want more pictures and inofrmations about the construction, I’ll be glad to welcome you to my blog! :)

Thanks for reading!


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7 comments… add one

  • Oooh, this turned out really well!

  • Lovely job. I really like the buttons too!

  • Well made and I love the buttons you paired with the dress.

  • Gorgeous

  • Hey thank you all!
    I only had two items of these buttons left in my box, and I believe they were waiting for this project ^^.

  • Lovely dress, that sash is so great! And the buttons are beyond fabulous!

  • Beautiful!!


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