Added Dec 19, 2009
This dress is based on an original 1950s Couture Dress, for which the Victoria & Albert museum in London has uploaded a free pattern to their site. You can find the pattern here. I used only the skirt part of the pattern and drafted the bodice myself, because I didn’t like the way the dress has a band across the bust and it was difficult to eliminate it from the pattern. I uploaded a picture of the original dress from the museum. Hmmm….I think my dress needs a petticoat.
The dress was fairly easy to make only the thrifted fabric I chose to use for this dress turned out to be a disaster!!! It kept ripping! You can read more about this project on my blog.
really, really bad old thrifted fabric (a disaster!!!)
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