Added Jun 10, 2011
Summer is the season for showing off skin. This vintage 50s variation is truly key. Perfect for picnic in the park or dancing the night a way in a badly air-conditioned clubs. Beware of the latter though, for you will be groped by both wanted and unwanted fellow pub-patrons.
I pretty much followed the BurdaStyle 05/2011 patterns 126 & 127 to the t. However there were some slight changes made due to flatchestedness. I added an extra padding by upcycling an old bra, and added silk lining to cover up the foam. Now I feel very secure and very confident that I can actually pull of wearing just a barely-there bustier in public.
Checked fabric for both skirt and bustier, black lace ribbon (approx 3.5m)
FYI: I found the zipper frivolous since the skirt has a stretch waistband and lots of gathering. I could very easily slip into it without unzipping, so I took it out and sew the skirt shut. It looks much nicer that way too.
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See what pattern Meg is "mashing up" and see how you can easily sew along too!
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Looks from Dior, Lanvin, and Balmain.
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The heart-shaped neckline and matching belt with buckle give this dress that retro feel.
Fill the tank and hit the road on a rock and roll inspired autumn adventure.
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