1950s

1954 Dior Couture Copycat

By on July 3, 2012

This incredible dress was worn by Natalie Portman at the Oscars 2012. It’s actually 1954 Dior Couture. Isn’t it a stunning retro look?

Want to see if I can make my own version using recycled materials? I bought this red-with-black-polka-dot polyester dress in a charity shop in the US a few months back…..

…and turned it into this!

 

For the full details, head over to my blog, Charity Shop Chic.

 

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1950s | Dresses

Grace Kelly

By on June 21, 2012

Hi everyone,

I’m new to We Sew Retro (having been an occasional contributor to the old site). My blog focuses on refashioning, but I’d love to share some of my more retro-influenced projects with you.

I thought you might like to see this dress I made a while back in the style of Grace Kelly. Here’s the inspiration picture:

And here’s my version, which I made using a self-drafted pattern:


You can read all about it, including a description of the pattern drafting, at my blog, Charity Shop Chic.

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