Added Oct 14, 2012
by Irina Schwab
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.
French toile by Laura Ashley, 2+ meters; tulle, 4 meters at 1.5 meters width; Lateral zip
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's variation of our Drawstring Gym Shorts, and see how she made them high-fashion!
Meet this seamstress, mom, jeans lover, and the instructor of our digital pattern drafting course!
Pattern of the Week
This timeless style ties at the back and looks stunning at formal events
The results are in! Check out our winning submission.
Daydream about fall sewing with boho layers, oversized jackets, and a leopard pencil skirt.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.