This is a 1954 Mail Order pattern for The Baltimore Sun. Can I just say I get really excited when I use a vintage pattern and it turns out so wearable!
The dress went together amazingly easy. And it was a near perfect fit! I took it in slightly at the waist and the shoulder neckline area had to be taken in about 1/2″ on each side. Other than that- it was a dream to make.
What I really enjoy doing is taking a vintage pattern and making it relevant enough to wear today. I really feel like I succeeded with this 1954 Mail Order dress pattern. I find something so special about handling something that was owned by someone long ago. This pattern came from The Baltimore Sun which looks to be a Newspaper. It still has the address of the lovely lady that ordered it and the postmark is pristine. Apr 29, 1954. Tell me that is not the coolest thing ever!
You can read all about this dress and get a brief history lesson over on my blog if you would like!