1950s | Dresses | Embroidery | Vintage Sewing

A 1950’s Embroidered Peasant Dress

December 10, 2014

Wow! It sure has been a long time since I’ve posted over here!  I sure am glad to be back in this space. 🙂

I’m so happy to share my embroidered 1950’s peasant dress with you.

50s peasant dress 1

This dress is made out of a turquoise cotton broadcloth and I used Simplicity 3893, a vintage pattern from the 1950’s.

I’ve loved peasant dresses for a long time and have always wanted one.  My inspiration came from many photos I’ve seen over the years of peasant (or patio) dresses from the 50’s.

[sources: via Pinterest]
I freehand embroidered the neckline with pansies, which took me a couple of months to finish.  This was the first embroidery project that I’ve had for a very long time and made me happy to get back into it.  I considered doing some more embroidery on the skirt, but went with ribbon instead.

As this dress is basically a tent, I always intended to wear it with this silver and leather concho belt that I also made.

This dress was truly a labor of love for me from grading it up substantially to spending many nights on the couch embroidering it.  It’s something that I’ve always wanted and a dress that I love to wear, so it was definitely worth it.

Happy Sewing!

For more photos/info, please check out my blog:  Mrs. Hughes

  1. These are some of the best hand-embroidered flowers I’ve seen in years — congrats! This is a beautiful dress, and that color! Wowee! I hope you love it to death — and with that style of dress, it’ll fit no matter what weight gains or losses you may have (unlike all the pencil skirts I keep making and outgrowing… :-\) so you’ll have it for years!

    Beautiful, beautiful work!

  2. I love the dress and that embroidery is beautiful; the proportions and colours (and stitching neatness) are perfect. The way you’ve styled it with the belt and the boots is really sweet. Well done Tanya

  3. I was super impressed by your flowers — beautiful work. The dress looks very cute and you wear it nicely. Good job!

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