50s perfection in French toile

Added Oct 14, 2012

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...

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Description

I always dreamt of making one of these flattering, beautiful 50s dresses. Thanks to a friend who showed interest in the design, I made this particular one just to “see what it comes out like”.

I am pleased with the outcome. The intricate darts round the waistline and the 6 skirt segment, coupled with a high waist and a plunging V-neck, will flatter anyone who dares wear it.

The dress comes with its own petticoat made of 3 circles plus high waist circle, the bottom tier measuring no less than 3.6 meters in length.

The bow detail on the shoulders (just a variation) inspires elegance and draws the attention to beautiful shoulders.

Material Notes

French toile by Laura Ashley, 2+ meters; tulle, 4 meters at 1.5 meters width; Lateral zip

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Apr 5, 2013, 06.12 PMby smeame21

    Beautiful fabric and a very flattering style. I love it!

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    Oct 21, 2012, 06.37 AMby Inga 888

    This is such a beautiful dress! And very well made :)

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    Oct 17, 2012, 05.19 PMby Irina Schwab

    Thank you so much! It is Laura Ashley fabric. x

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    Oct 17, 2012, 11.30 AMby purplehaze

    Oh.My.God. This is beautiful! Toile du jouy is one of my favourite favourite fabrics you have done a beautiful job! I wnat it soo much!

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    Oct 15, 2012, 02.34 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    wow this is beautiful! what gorgeous fabric!

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