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1950s Cotton Dress

Added Jun 21, 2011

by froggypondd

Hamilton, New Ze...






My mum’s been holding onto some brushed cotton for a while which didn’t really have a purpose besides she was yet to donate to the op shop. I claimed it and decided to make a winter dress (because although I have a million, another one wouldn’t hurt). I really liked the dresses in the February 2011 Burda (as I’ve seen so have a tonnes others) so I figured why not? Even though they’re more summer dresses, I could layer it up with stockings and cardigans and it is brushed cotton…

My shoes were $5 from the vintage shop in town and my coat was $6 from the Salvation Army. The scarf I used as a belt was from my Grandma.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Vintage

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    Apr 18, 2012, 06.34 AMby artykrone

    This looks lovely! The pink belt adds a nice touch too.

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    Jul 23, 2011, 04.25 AMby vasgarcia

    This turned out lovely! Love the fabric and it’s a very flattering style on you. :)

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    Jul 7, 2011, 07.04 PMby baka-pepica

    so cute!

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    Jul 7, 2011, 04.49 PMby thefabledneedle

    It’s beautiful, great job! That contrast belt goes nicely with the pretty fabric.

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    Jul 7, 2011, 03.55 PMby paunnet

    Simply adorable, well done!!!

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    Jul 7, 2011, 05.09 AMby nouvellegamine

    lovely & very nicely styled. this dress is going to be very versatile :)

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    Jul 7, 2011, 04.31 AMby mollykatherine


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    Jul 7, 2011, 02.31 AMby claudiacc

    Very pretty.

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    Jul 7, 2011, 01.39 AMby Caitlin Ashworth

    I really really like this! It fits you really well too :) Well done!

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