1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 1795 from 1956

December 8, 2013


“What shall I wear to my graduate program holiday party?” I thought. I briefly considered wearing something totally different than what I wore last year (a navy blue dress) and decided against it. Navy blue it is!

This is simplicity 1795, a full-skirted dress with kimono sleeves and a v-back. It’s made here in navy blue poly satin, which doesn’t photograph particularly well. I made it in 2008, pre-blog and actually before I ever discovered the vintage/retro/sewing blog community! It is made exactly to the pattern, with no modifications in either construction or fit. Lots of interior pinking can be seen on my blog!

  1. Lovely! Navy blue is such a gorgeous but underrated colour – Frenchwomen appreciate its versatility and base their wardrobes around it.

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