50's Ballerina Day Dress

Added Jul 29, 2011

by vasgarcia

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This dress is not what I invisioned when I started sewing. I was going for more of a 50’s housewife with it, but ended up with this sort of ballerina looking dress. It has princess seams on the bodice and the skirt is about 3.5 yards of gathered fabric…my ruffle foot was my best friend for this one.

The neckline was an experiment, I think I’m going to lower it and make the design a little more pronounced next time. I’ll probably lengthen the bodice and add a circle skirt too for the overall look I was really going for.

Material Notes

cotton, zipper

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Romantic

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    Aug 8, 2011, 01.12 PMby oonaballoona

    i think it’s PERFECT.

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      Aug 8, 2011, 02.35 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you so much! :)

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    Jul 30, 2011, 09.35 AMby Jenny Donahue

    I love the way the sillhouette came out. It still has a 50’s feel but not so costume-like, which I think it makes it stand out.

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      Jul 30, 2011, 02.07 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you! It has definitely grown on me since I first finished it. I think after the initial dissapointment of it not being what I wanted, I realized exactly that. It’s got the feel, but a more modern wearable look.

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    Jul 30, 2011, 07.25 AMby smallfire

    cute! ^^

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    Jul 29, 2011, 08.44 PMby mahaila

    This is a lovely dress. I love love love the stripes! and the silhouette! nice!

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      Jul 29, 2011, 08.54 PMby vasgarcia

      Thank you so much! I think the stripes give it a sort of circus feel which is fun. :)

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    Jul 29, 2011, 01.25 PMby fidgetfingers

    I thought it looked 50’s esque! Plus I really like the look of the princess seams with the stripes. nice job!

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      Jul 29, 2011, 03.41 PMby vasgarcia

      I’m glad it still gives off that 50’s feel. And thank you!

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    Jul 29, 2011, 07.57 AMby keren

    Really cute! I love the retro style of this dress.

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      Jul 29, 2011, 03.39 PMby vasgarcia

      Thanks! :D

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    Jul 29, 2011, 06.08 AMby poppykettle

    It’s very pretty even if you didn’t end up where you expected!

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      Jul 29, 2011, 06.40 AMby vasgarcia

      Thank you! I’m pleased with how it turned out. :)

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    Jul 29, 2011, 03.44 AMby pink-cornelia

    love it! so sweet and cute.

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      Jul 29, 2011, 04.21 AMby vasgarcia

      Thank you so much! :)

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    Jul 29, 2011, 03.44 AMby pink-cornelia

    love it! so sweet and cute.

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