1950s | Dresses | Embroidery

1953

By on August 20, 2014

I recently made B5708 with a lovely floral fabric that my boyfriend gave me before he went off to school. I fought with this dress to get it how it is but I am so happy with it. If you would like to know more, you can check out the full post on my brand new blog(!) rosiesews.weebly.com

1953 carnation bodice

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1960s | Dresses

Big Cat Dress

By on July 6, 2014

I made a dress using a B5748 which is a retro reprinted dress I believe from 1960. This dress is gorgeous and when I found this fabric with lions, tigers, and leopards, I knew it was a match! I made a cross between view A and B as I kept a plain front bodice but put a bow on the back. It calls for a fully lined bodice and skirt but after learning in September that fully lined skirts get VERY heavy( I made B5882 for convocation) I decided to only line the bodice. I cut the size that I usually am but after constructing it, it was huge so I had to take it in a considerable amount. The pictures show it without a petticoat because the only petticoat I have is the one I wore to prom and it was HUGE(here’s the link to that post).

                      

 

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1950s | Accessories | Dresses | Mens

Pictures from Prom!

By on May 20, 2014

I promise this is my last post about my prom dress. Here’s the first post and the second post.

We had prom two days ago and I had a blast! I’m so glad with how my dress and overall look came out. I had so many people compliment my dress, both people who knew I made it and people who didn’t! My date, Alex, wore a bowtie that I made for him and I will admit that his bowtie did not look as good as the other bowtie I made for a friend.

This is me and my dorm parent/volleyball coach/directed study advisor. She helped me through all this and supported me the whole way.

 

 

This is me and Alex, quite the power couple, right?

He doesn’t know how to tie a bow tie so I helped.

This is Evan’s bow tie. He wanted a Boston Bruins bow tie and I told him as long as he bought the fabric I would be thrilled to make one for him.

 

This is all the girls on my lacrosse team who went to prom. This is a good full length picture of my dress.

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1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

I DID IT!!

By on May 4, 2014

Well, I actually did it. After starting at the end of February, I finally finished my prom dress. This was a big endeavor for me as I started sewing about a year ago.

DETAILS!:

I made a tealength strapless sweethert neckline 50s-esque gown. It is made with crepe-back satin and layered tulle and lace. I designed this myself with the help of my directed study advisor. I also utilized tutorials on how to make a basic bodice sloper and how to make a sweetheart neckline bodice.

Here are pictures!

I also made my own petticoat using this tutorial suggested by Tina C. The picture of my hair is how I’m going to do it for prom! I’m wearing these really cute velvety green t strap heels.

I also plan on making a bowtie for my prom date with the excess crepe back satin I have.

xoxo

Rosie

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1950s | Dresses | Pattern Drafting

Prom Dress!!

By on January 15, 2014

Hello all-

So this post is not about something that I have made but about something that I plan on making! I am going to make my prom dress and I am so excited. This is a large project that I am taking on and I was wondering if any of you had advice for me! My plan is to make a 50s-esque frothy dress with a layered tulle and lace skirt. IT is going to have a satin bodice and a sweetheart neckline. Here’s an example of what I want it to look like:

I  would love any and all advice you have for me as I have only been sewing for about a year and I really want this dress to come out good!

Thanks

Rosie

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1930s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

1930s Retro Dress

By on March 31, 2013

Hi, This is my first pot on here and also the first thing I have ever sewn! I’m 16 so I am quite proud of myself for doing this. I made a vintage 1930s-esque dress from a cotton fabric that I found at Joann fabrics. This was my first project and I dove right into it. It took me about four days in total and it didn’t get difficult until the very end. I started it at home but time was cut short and I had to return to boarding school so I decided to take the pieces with me. I finished it on my dorm parents sewing machine. I stuck to the pattern for everything except the zipper. I was very confused by the pattern for the zipper so I made an it exposed zipper (red to go with the red flowers of the fabric). Overall, I am in love with this dress and how it came out! It fits perfectly! I wore it to school one day this past week and got so many compliments on it and when everyone found out I had made it, they were shocked and in awe! I also wore it for Easter day and my grandmother was in love with it. I definitely plan on making more retro clothing particular from the 20s 30s and 40s.

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