Vintage Sewing

Betty Blue’s 50s Venture

August 1, 2011

Hi, I’m Sophie and I’ve just moved down from Reading to Brighton and want to embrace the vintage vibe here by making 50s inspired clothing. I started by making fascinators and managed to get them selling in a local shop.I then moved onto my passion and started making 50s clothes, starting with a simple shift dress and quickly moving onto a shirt dress, a blouse, a pencil skirt and a gathered sweetheart style dress.

I am inspired by my surroundings but also Vintage Vogue patterns, programmes like Mad Men, 50s designers and Vogue Magazine. I make all my garments from my block patterns instead of commercial patterns. My aim is to build a collection of interesting and unusual garments for a portfolio, so any information, advice and reference materials that you guys come across it would be muchly appreciated! Below are a few images of my work.

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