1950s | Vintage Sewing

Pretty In Pink

By on April 23, 2013

This dress was a challenge as I needed to stay true to me but also be somewhat risque. Therefore the completely lined bodice and unlined skirt. Some changes were made as I had to modify parts to put all the pieces together. I wish I had made the hostess apron but it was my grandmother’s and she made it.


The basis of the pattern was Simplicity 3823.

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One of few not in black

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Love not being in black

Invited for the chairman of the board’s dinner.  Had about 3 weeks to find a dress.  Decided to go retro.  Loved my dress.  Almost everyone else was wearing formal black but I loved my print and the dress.  Amazing to dance in.

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