1960s | Burlesque / Pinup | Dresses | Embroidery | Vintage Sewing

1960’s Simplicity 4903

June 19, 2014

These past few weeks, I had two lead styling gigs where I had to wear white. I don’t have very much white in my closet, so I had to go out and buy something for one of the gigs.

In between the two events, I decided to clean out one of my closets where my UFO’s (Unfinished Object) are stashed. I stumbled across this white dress that I started here. Yes that’s right, it’s been sitting unfinished since Spring 2011. The dress is fully lined and the only finishing needed was the hem. I then remembered that because the dress was lined it fit snug and wouldn’t go over my hips. I was desperately needing a white dress so I thought why not? I tried it on and it fit fine. I suppose I must have lost weight since then, which is never a bad thing (;

Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to him the dress until after the last event.

I wore the dress yesterday, but I feel like it’s one of those dresses I’m going to wear once or twice a year. I just don’t like white on me.

For more pictures & how I styled this dress, you can check that on my blog here.


  1. LOVE that pattern!! Very nice on you, but I get it… I don’t really wear white, either. Could you dye it a color you’d like? The texture of the fabric is pretty nice.

  2. Great pattern. Whites can be strange. Next time you are in a fabric store, hold the whites together, and you will see they have different undertones. Another “shade” of white might be more to your liking.

  3. I have a warm skintone and recently discovered I look better in cream vs. stark white. Maybe you’d prefer creamy shades too?

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