Going vintage

Added Jan 3, 2011

by milkyway

Enschede, Nether...

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Couple of weeks ago, I celebrate my 40´s and I made a pink and black bags and shoes party. I wanted my dress to be special in the same theme color. I had this pattern in mind since it was released, a remake from a cocktail party dress from Burda 1958, released on Burda magazine Nov 2007. Dragon sleeves were so difficult considering I dont speak the instruction language, so I decided to made them my way following the numbers. The fabric was really easy to work with and the colors were perfect. I found the perfect pair of shoes in the same color. I made an addition, with the drapping on the waist, added a vintage sort of pin.
I also made a peticoat in black tulip, really easy and make the dress this puffy effect. Love the outcome!

Material Notes

1,5 mts taffeta

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Taffeta, Tulle

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    Jan 12, 2011, 07.18 AMby kiwistitcher

    just divine! I sew, wear & collect vintage clothing especially from the 1950s & this is very true to the period – am very jealous!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 03.39 PMby milkyway

      Hiii kiwistitcher how have you been? long time no see you !! thank you for your comment!!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 12.28 AMby lkeogan

    Stunning!!!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 02.54 AMby flynnflynn

    Your changes to the pattern are great. I love what you did with the skirt especially – that shape is gorgeous. (Also, I hope I look this good when I’m 40! ;)

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      Jan 5, 2011, 09.47 PMby milkyway

      Thank you very much!!

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    Jan 4, 2011, 08.20 AMby zaarissima

    it’s so 50’s Ladylike!!!! beautiful!!!!

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      Jan 5, 2011, 09.47 PMby milkyway

      Thank you zaarissima!!

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    Jan 3, 2011, 09.51 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Very well done! You look pretty as always and much younger then 40!

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      Jan 3, 2011, 11.10 PMby milkyway

      Oh thank you so much you are very kind!!

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    Jan 3, 2011, 08.34 PMby ahand

    This is just amazing! Congrats to you for finishing this project!

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    Jan 3, 2011, 08.31 PMby analogue

    Stunning! Looks better than the one in the magazine ;-)

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    Jan 3, 2011, 07.28 PMby marloncosta

    OUTSTANDING!!! I love the 50`s when the designs gave emphasis to the waist. I bet you were the best dressed at your party (as it should be given that it was your b-day). The jacquard effect on the fabric is magnificent. I love black on lite pink.You were so right by adding the black draped piece to the waist. It made your waist appear even smaller and added to the dress just what it needed. AMAZING!!!

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      Jan 3, 2011, 11.11 PMby milkyway

      My friend as always so kind!!! thank you for your nice comments!!

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    Jan 3, 2011, 07.22 PMby lienepien

    Beautiful dress and fabric! Looks Great!

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