Long time reader/ First time poster!
This dress was a long time in the making. I started it back in September with the petticoat.
I ran into a design block in October and it’s been sitting in my sewing room ever since. A UFO contest on Pattern Review was the kick in the pants to get it finished and I am so glad I did!
The skirt is from Gertie’s Ultimate Dress book. It’s the box pleated circle skirt. The book’s bodices just don’t work for me but I have had great luck with just using the skirts. The bodice is self drafted and has little grey glass pearls and beads hand sewn to the neckline.
Don’t know yet were I will wear it…maybe I should just vacuum the house in true 50s fashion!