1950s dress

I’ve had this gorgeous pattern since July and have been looking for the perfect excuse to make it and what better than a Christmas party at work? The scene is set, there will be a brass quintet and nibbles and drinks in the Atrium of our building, now all I need to do is make [...]

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This is the first time I have used the luscious lawn fabric and it didn’t disappoint! I used the Elisalex bodice (once again), an elbow length sleeve and a full gathered skirt to create this 50s style dress. Looking at the picture above, I think the silhouette would be better emphasised with a petticoat. Another [...]

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Hi everyone!  I recently bought this pattern and decided to give it a go in a cotton fabric I’ve had in my stash for several years.  I bought the fabric in a 2nd hand shop for the grand price of £1.  This pattern is for a 36″ bust and I’m a 34″ bust so I [...]

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I recently had my 5-year wedding anniversary with my husband. We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast to celebrate properly! For the occasion, I made this dress. Knowing full-well it would be hot that day, I aimed to create something airy with lightweight fabric. Honestly, it was perhaps the most difficult to work with [...]

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Hello everyone))), I am showing off my polka-dot 50′s dress this time. If you do 50′s style you have to have at least one polka-dot dress, so here’s mine.   It’s pretty simple, based on the basic pattern I have drafted using an old Soviet sewing book. Here it is on the right. I use [...]

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I have been admiring the amazing 50′s fashion for a couple of years at least. But never had the guts to really wear it. Here in Ukraine or almost any other post-soviet country being too different from everybody else is not a very cool thing. Especially if your work suggests a strict dress-code. You have [...]

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  Hello, this is my first posting on here and I want to share with you my first ‘vintage’ make.  I have been sewing and knitting since I was a young girl but this is the first time I have drawn out my own pattern quite like this one.  I recently bought a fab 1950′s [...]

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How do you do? I’m new here, and a retro sewing enthusiast from Austin, TX.  This dress is inspired by Joan from Mad Men, and uses the 1950s pattern Butterick 8576. I’m quite in love!   I used a wool gabardine in a nice royal blue to match my Joan-inspired look. I also used the [...]

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Phew!  At 10:30pm Saturday night, I sewed the last snap onto my Easter dress!  Nothing like a deadline to keep your butt in gear!  For myself, a 1950s full-skirted dress in a luscious silk/linen blend using Butterick 7065. To see more photos on this and details on my children’s outfits, check out my blog post.

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Hi fellow sewers!!! I am currently in Year 12 and am studying Textiles & Design. For the HSC, we are required to make an item/s. I absolutely LOVE vintage things, especially fashion/hairstyles/makeup. My grandmothers fabulous dresses in the 1940s/50s/60s have inspired me to make this Vogue dress, a pair of white satin gloves and a [...]

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