I found this lovely image in one of my vintage magazines. You could order this pattern from them. Back in the summer of 1956.

I immediately wanted to make this dress, so I just had to draft my own. I wrote a separate blog post about how to make a skirt like this, in case you are interested.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have any fabric with bold black-and-white stripes so I used a very fine stripe from my stash. It’s less dramatic but it works.

I’m happy with the dress but I think I will really have to wear this one with a fluffy petticoat (I usually don’t, but this dress just doesn’t look right without it).

More story and more pictures on my blog.

• Meet the Author • Lauriana

Seamstress, pattern maker and vintage fashion enthusiast from the Netherlands.

3 comments… add one

  • Great job, particularly with the pattern drafting and construction.

  • How fabulous! :D

  • That is so beautiful! It looks exactly like the magazine picture, it’s stunning! x


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