1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

My First Vintage Make!

By on August 22, 2014

Hi there everyone! I’m Beth, I’m 18 years old, I’ve been sewing for just under a year and I have just completed my first vintage project!

I used Simplicity 2497, which I picked up at a vintage fair held at my town’s civic hall for £10. My favourite clothing era has to be the fifties, and I’m really excited I have finally been able to make my own 50’s style dress. I made a few alterations – shortening both the bodice and the skirt rather significantly (the skirt pieces reached my ankles!) , and left off both the facings (replaced with bias binding) and the sleeves. I love the button down front though, and the pleated skirt gives a cleaner look than gathers would have done I think. I am really happy with the finished result! (Apologies for my incredibly amateurish self photography…)


For more details, feel free to take a look at my blog. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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