1950s | Vintage Sewing

Upcycled Vintage 50s Border Print Dress

By on August 23, 2015

Karen Vallerius 50s dress

I had been saving this sheet for a project for a while (well, a couple of years!) and since I got a lovely new sewing machine last month, decided to turn it into the 50s inspired border print frock that poor old sheet had been dreaming about all that time!!  I drafted a simple pattern with the help of some vintage “And so to Sew” booklets produced by the National Dressmaking Service in Glasgow in the 50s – no guessing that the skirt was simply the width of the border print fabric cut to length.  I also got to use some pretty vintage buttons which my Dad found for me (yes, he is a fully trained Buttoneer!)  More on my blog.

Karen Vallerius 50s dress (7)

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