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50s ladies day dress

Added Jul 26, 2013


Southend On Sea,...






used my trusty Butterick B4443 bodice pattern and a simple rectangle skirt. I made the neck line smaller, added a cm to bodice length and added an external vintage metal zip to update it, I also made a belt and used a vintage belt buckle. I love this dress its lovely to wear. It is made from a heavy weight cotton used for curtaining but it works for the dress and it only cost me £2.50 for the pair of curtains, bargain. I have updated a pair of shoes to match




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jul 27, 2013, 12.29 AMby jenss-1

    Really pretty dress and it looks great on you! The red zipper on the floral is a nice touch of whimsy.

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      Jul 30, 2013, 11.42 AMby SENEBO

      Thanks, sometimes its nice to be different isn’t it

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      Jul 31, 2013, 02.29 AMby jenss-1

      It certainly is!

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    Jul 26, 2013, 08.30 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, love the fabric and style x

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      Jul 30, 2013, 11.44 AMby SENEBO

      Thank you, it is nice fabric, why hang them on a rail when you can hang them on yourself

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    Jul 26, 2013, 06.57 PMby romps

    You are beautiful in this dress. You styled it perfectly in the photos. Also your choice of fabric gives the timeless style a truly retro punch. I love it. This is the kind of project I aspire to, thanks for sharing.

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      Jul 30, 2013, 11.46 AMby SENEBO

      Thank you, a lady needs a bit of style now and again, lets bring back the glamour and style of the past.

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    Jul 26, 2013, 01.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful print and a wonderful pattern. The zipper on the right side gives a spicy note: brave finding:) You look nice.

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      Jul 30, 2013, 11.47 AMby SENEBO

      Thank you:), a red zip does give an outfit a pop

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