1950s | Skirts | Vintage Sewing

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 2, 2012

Hello, Ladies!

This Christmastime I am posting a vintage holiday sewing project on my blog each week, and since I started with a green velvet number in November I think I’ll have a pretty wide selection of Christmas frocks online by the end of December!  I have something very exciting planned for New Years Eve, too, but for now I’ll show you one of my Christmasy outfits!  (And I do celebrate Hannukah, too, so I might have to squeeze something blue or silver in the mix. 🙂 )

This outfit is inspired by Vera Ellen’s fashion style (think Judy from White Christmas!).  I love her full skirts, tight belts, and fitted tops that had so much detail to them!  So I made a circle skirt from grey double knit for starters.  I looooove this skirt!  The fabric is so thick that it keeps my legs warm even in the coldest weather (that is, as long as I wear grey tights with them).

But the blouse is really my favorite part of the outfit!  I made it from this pattern by Mrs. Depew Vintage, and even though I didn’t make a mock-up (which I really should have done), I’m still quite happy with how it turned out.  The pattern has lots of intricate ruched pieces that all fit together to make a top that looks something like the upper half of an evening gown with a bolero over it.  I used a drapy knit material with sparkle in it, and I’m sure it will be a staple in my wardrobe for many Decembers to come.  (I have an actual review of the pattern here if you want to know more about it.)

There are many more photos over on my blog for those who care to see, and I hope you all have as much fun sewing holiday outfits as I have been having!

Happy sewing,

Katrina ~ Edelweiss Patterns

  1. Wow. Super holiday look! I just love that blouse. It looks retro yet modern too and I love the ruching and draping detail and your choice in the vibrant shimmery red fabric. I just wish I had the sewing skills for that blouse. You look fabulous!

  2. Hello,
    I just found your darling blog. Everything here is so pretty! I look forward to reading your future posts soon. I hope you are enjoying the countdown to Christmas.
    Chloe xx
    P.S. If you would like to discover more beautiful vintagness then be sure to check my blog and especially my shop which is crammed full of all types of bits and bobs from the past! 😀 xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.