1950s | Dresses | Pattern Drafting

Retro Inspired Birthday Dress

September 4, 2014

I am a little late posting this as my birthday is in July. Every year for my birthday I try to make a dress for me to wear that day. This year I made a 1950’s inspired cutout dress. I have always wanted a cutout dress since seeing that iconic dress Marilyn Monroe wears in the film Niagara. I drafted my own pattern. The fabric I used was actually a twin sheet from Target I bought ages ago for about 5 bucks and the black buttons I already had in my stash.

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  1. lovely dress – and great sheet! – the black and white is very effective. good idea to make a birthday dress also, (a nicer way to mark a year than a number)

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