Added Jul 17, 2011
Another 50s inspired dress. When I was out fabric shopping, this one just called to me and told me to make a vintage dress out of it. Yes, fabric does that to me.
The little belt buckle is actually an original, I found it at an antique dealer’s booth at this little fair we have here in Munich.
The pattern I used for the top part was no. 125 out of burdastyle magazine 05/11, with shortened sleeves and adding the peter pan collar. For the skirt part I reused a basic a-line skirt pattern I drafted some time ago with burdastyle’s tutorial.
The dress is completely lined and I went ahead and put my current piping addiction to use on the sleeves and the collar.
This dress certainly gets quite a few weird looks when I’m out on the street, probably because it’s a bit unusual for an every-day dress… but I love it, so I don’t care ;)
Also, you could go and check out my blog. How about it? Pretty please?
cotton print (outer fabric), viscose (lining), silk (collar and belt), satin bias tape (piping), vintage belt buckle
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