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.
Sewing & Techniques
Say goodbye to skipped stitches and damaged seams!
Fashion & Trends
Flaunt those curves in Kim-approved bombshell looks.
50 Select Red, White, and Blue patterns are 50% off!
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Leopard print, stripes, and mod coats for fall.
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