The Elvis Dress

This dress was made from a 1950’s original pattern.  I can’t locate the exact one but I believe it was a mail order pattern.

I call this the Elvis dress because even though it looks a little stripy it is actually small images of Elvis’ face.  Purple isn’t normally my colour but I could not resist this fabric, a quilting cotton.

I really like the fitting details of the bust darts and the box pleats as well as the fact that it fit right out of the pattern (bust 36) and continued to fit even after I put on a lot of weight.  I was still able to wear this part way through my pregnancy, seriously the pattern is like the magic fit all!!

For more details you can check out this post on my blog

• Meet the Author • Heapha


Starting with costume making (which would still be my true though unindulged sewing passion) I have been behind the machine for about a decade. I am horrible at keeping my blog up to date (so is my blog buddy ange). I have been vintage sewing for about 15 years now and my favourite era varies so regularly that I couldn't say - though the other issue is that the 30's stuff I love was not designed on my more typically 50's hourglass.





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  • Nice dress! It looks like the quilting cotton work well with the design. I never would have known those were Elvis faces lol! Were the bust darts of an unusual type?

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