Vintage Sewing

Two Vintage Floral Frocks for Summer! :)

June 22, 2014

Hi, Ladies!

Hope your spring has been filled with lovely sewing projects!  I am excited to share photos of two vintage dresses I sewed, both made from out-of-print vintage designs.  I’ll share the 1950s dress first, which I just recently had photographed at the beach.

This one was made from an original 1956 Vogue design that I purchased at a hefty price a few years back, and it has some very unique details for a 1950s dress.  There are diagonal tucks/darts in the upper bodice, and the pattern actually calls for a ribbon bow to stream down the front of the dress.   It also features a square neckline and working buttons down the front, although the main opening comes by way of a side zipper.

Believe it or not, I was actually wearing my largest crinoline petticoat underneath, but the strong winds at the beach (and the fact that this was a heavier twill fabric) made the skirt kind of “flop” instead of standing out.  Oh well! 😉

There are LOTS more pictures and a full pattern review of the design I used on this blog post.   Old Vogue patterns are really the best!

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Then there’s this dainty spring frock that I sewed using a Hollywood Pattern – my favorite vintage pattern brand hands down!

I wore this dress for Easter, and while the lighting doesn’t show quite how pink this voile fabric really is, at least you can tell in the photo below.

This pattern was a breeze to use, but I really love the flattering cut shown on the cover!  A peasant style bodice, gathered skirt, and fitted, curved waistband panel make it so feminine.  The fabric is a cotton voile, lined with blush pink China silk lining.  It closes with a side zipper and is rather fitted, but I’ll definitely be using this pattern again.  You can see MANY more pictures and my pattern review on my blog post about it.

Happy sewing!

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns

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