Make a 1950s day dress with authentic vintage details

by Katherine on October 11, 2013 · 6 comments

in 1950s,Dresses

Happy Friday, everybody! I just got an exciting email from Laura Nash who is the creative genius behind Sew Chic Pattern Company. Laura makes the most fabulous vintage-inspired original designs, and I know many of you will already be familiar with her patterns – they are bestsellers in the WeSewRetro shop.

It’s fair to say that she is a very talented lady, and now you can sip from the wisdom well that is Laura’s brain because she just released a Craftsy class where she will walk you through the process of creating a 1950s day dress. Click one of the pics below to go check out the class.

Find Laura’s class on Craftsy here.

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That's Sew Amy October 11, 2013 at 10:36 am

I’ve already bought the class! Waiting on my pattern to come in the mail and then it’s GAME ON!!! So excited :)


F. K. October 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

The link doesn’t seem to work. (Maybe I have to be logged in, but if that’s not the case you may want to double check!)


Katherine October 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm

FUDGE! This is what happens when I post before coffee. Think I fixed it. Thanks for letting me know :)


kim October 12, 2013 at 2:33 am

i love the pattern and would like to make it, but wish i could print it myself. i cant afford class, and to buy pattern from wesewretro the shipping is nearly as much as the pattern :(


Katherine October 12, 2013 at 8:33 am

Yep, international shipping is not cheap unfortunately. The shop actually takes a loss when we ship a Sew Chic Pattern overseas – they are large format so we pay the post office more to send them than the shipping charged. Still, I wish I could fly across the world for $12 ;)


Laura Nash October 12, 2013 at 10:02 am

Watch the Craftsy site. These classes go on sale at deep discounts of 50% and more quite a lot, and the pattern comes to you free with the class.


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