1950s

Chocolate Bonbon 1950s Dress

By on October 26, 2016

 

 

 

On my blog today, I’m sharing about a dress I made earlier this year in a super-fun polka dot pattern.  The pink accents on the brown background reminded me so of chocolate bonbons, I couldn’t help but name the dress as such!!  😉

The dress features a rever-type color, edged with ricrac, and a center front opening.  The sleeves have a slit detail that is edged with ricrac as well.

Hop over to my blog to read more about the details!!  🙂  Have a great week, ladies!

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Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 1365 1970s Halter Top Repro (a.k.a. Simplicity 6357)

By on August 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

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This is a two piece dress (halter and skirt) which I made this summer using Simplicity 1365, a modern repro of Simplicity 6357.

I made the skirt a simple Dirndl using what was left of the yardage and a one inch waistband. The waistband closes with a skirt hook and snaps only, and I must say it is more comfortable without a zipper.

This is a really nice pattern to work with and the finished product looks very clean and tidy inside as well as out. More photos of the dress as well as a pic of my latest and possibly best ever sewing bargain are at my blog, Farmhouse Garden.

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1950s | Mildly Insane Photo | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

Yarrr Pirates!

By on January 30, 2013

There’s nothing better than finding vintage (or looks-like-vintage) fabric at an op-shop!

 

This pirate border print begged to be turned into a 1950s dirndl skirt (basic dirndl instructions are on my blog here). It’s a beauty, a 5 meter length with pirates, parrots, ships and treasure.

Arn’t dirndl’s just the most easiest skirts to sew? I’m about to teach a sewing classs and am getting everyone to sew a one.

Yarrrrrrr!

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