I’m A Pin-Up Kinda Girl!

by made with hugs and kisses on April 25, 2014 · 5 comments

in 1950s,Dresses,Modern Patterns

Ok, ok, so I don’t think I could really pull off being a pin up girl

…but I do have a dress COVERED in them, which just HAS to be the next best thing!

pin up girl vintage dress at made with hugs and kisses

I created this 50′s inspired dress as part of the Sew Dolly Clackett Sewlong that has gotten the sewing community in a frenzy – everyone seems to be involved, which is fantastic!

Now I have been known to dabble with bedding as a source of material, and I couldn’t let this duvet set go. The back was a simple polka dot and the front was layered with these pin up beauties:

pin up dress fabric

I used the bodice from New Look pattern 6776, view D, and added a simple gathered rectangle skirt. This wasn’t on the list of Rosin approved patterns, but I think it should be. Anyway, I felt myself drawn to this one and at the end of the day, the fabric is the one in charge and I find that it tells me what to do.

My pin-up girls chose this pattern and I had to oblige!

 simplicity 6776simplicity 6776 drawing

I think that the line drawing highlights the potential of this pattern much more than the pattern cover.

I would have loved to add a circle skirt but this would have had a negative impact on the pattern of the fabric, and I wanted to pattern match the ladies so they were continuous.  The rectangle skirt still works well with my big net underskirt – and that is what matters.

I really like the contrasting tie (also from bedding and a perfect colour match – I was very lucky with this creation!) but I can’t decide whether to tie it at the front or the back?!

pin up girl dress by made with hugs and kisses

Here is me trying to do the statement pin-up leg flick, but failing horribly and almost falling over!

For more about this dress, including lots of pictures click HERE

Happy Vintage Sewing

Hannah from Made With Hugs and Kisses

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Hi there, I'm Hannah Smith! I taught myself to sew about 5 years ago and haven't looked back since. I love to dabble in all things creative from sewing to jewellery making to baking and crochet. My crafting addiction has led to me to develop a hoarding problem, most recently of vintage patterns :D Follow my adventures over on the Made with Hugs and Kisses Blog xXx

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Donna April 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

That dress is aces. Looks super cute, and hurray for recycling bedding into wearables!

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made with hugs and kisses April 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Thanks! I do believe you would have to be crazy to turn down any fabric with these lovely ladies on :D

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Abby April 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I think you totally could pull off being a pin-up girl.

This dress shape really suits you, too.

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judy April 26, 2014 at 10:05 pm

your dress is adorable. Looks so cute on you.. Happy sewing.

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kathy April 26, 2014 at 11:34 pm

I have never seen that fabric before but I love it! .. Made a beautiful dress. Job well done!

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