1940s | 1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

McCalls 4249

By on January 9, 2013

 

 

 

I used a vintage McCalls pattern for this dress, that i brought from Etsy.  I actually modified it a whole lot, as the original pattern design although awesome, swamped me completely.. so off came the sleeves and the collar into this more simple design.  It is so flattering to wear with the  nice full skirt, and  i am getting alot of wear out of this one! Especially in the Aussie summer, making it up in  cotton poplin is a huge plus!

Check out my blog for more info on this dress and my other creations!

http://bluegingerdoll.blogspot.com.au

www.bluegingerdoll.com

Abby

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1950s | Burlesque / Pinup | Mad Men Inspired | Pattern Drafting | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Sailor Ahoy!

By on January 7, 2013

Vintage pencil skirt using Burda 8155.

I  have made a few of these skirts, but this is my fav because of the cute little sailor buttons i added to the front dart seam.

It is made in a light cotton, perfect for summer and what a breeze to make!

Check out my blog for more info:

http://bluegingerdoll.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/sailor-ohoy.html

Ta!

x

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1950s | Burlesque / Pinup | Dresses | Mad Men Inspired | Vintage Sewing

Vintage Simplicity 4007

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I used a vintage simplicity pattern for this dress, i pretty easy to make shirt dress with only 2 pieces! It has the best in seam pockets and a nice full skirt, i am getting alot of wear out of this one! It also has a cute 50’s full collar, and cute turned up sleeve cuffs that just add to the dress.

 Check out my blog for more info on this dress!

 http://bluegingerdoll.blogspot.com.au

www.bluegingerdoll.com

x

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