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Molly halter neck 50s dress: Stop the summer!

Added Jul 28, 2013

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






This is not only the first halter neck dress I make, it is also the first I wear!

I have always been aware of a poor fit and lack of support in strapless dresses, but this project exceeded my expectations.

all credits to Katjusha’s creator, hats off, this is a great project and I am completely happy with the result.

The bodice is lined with soft cotton, while for the skirt I used stiff tulle.

I added cotton lace trimmings in light blue, stitched directly on to the tulle and on the front of the bodice.

I used pink ribbon from House of Fraser and a hand made flower.

Beads: Joules; Satin pointy flat shoes – Bridal shop on ebay (the shoes can be died in any colour); PInk sandals Rosa Rosa at Debenhams, white and fuchsia bag from Juicy Couture

Material Notes

100% Molly cotton in blue and pink; tulle; cotton lace; ribbon




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Tulle

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    Apr 6, 2014, 11.12 AMby Villemo Oksanen

    Very cute! I like the rose you added!

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    Nov 23, 2013, 03.18 AMby katiemoody

    Hi can you help me with making this please!! I can’t work out the skirt part of the pattern – it has two fold lines, does this mean fold in half and then fold in half again? What did you do? Confused!!!

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      Nov 25, 2013, 08.15 PMby Irina Schwab

      Sorry, Katie, I have just noticed your message. The skirt is, from what I remember, a full circle. So if you have a big fabric square, you fold it in half then in half again, as you said. If you cut the tip – a cone you have the whole skirt with no seams. You then crease it round the waist until it fits the size of your bust piece/ your waist. The elastic does this job. My fabric was very narrow, 115 cms only, so I had to cut 2 semi circles and have two side seams! Hope it helps!

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    Jul 31, 2013, 05.54 AMby MiaSophie

    The colour combination is so sweet. Lovely dress!

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    Jul 29, 2013, 02.17 AMby rita61


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    Jul 28, 2013, 06.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    WOW! Beutiful dress! Love your photos ;)

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      Jul 28, 2013, 08.33 PMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you, I am so glad someone appreciates them :-) My husband tried his very best!

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    Jul 28, 2013, 05.24 PMby janene

    Sooooooo pretty. I love that fabric. And all your finishing touches make it all the more special :-)

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      Jul 28, 2013, 08.33 PMby Irina Schwab

      xx thank you so much

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