tiki queen dress

Added Jun 23, 2014

by babecityvintage

Santa Cruz, Unit...

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Description

This is an adaptation I created from the Vogue Vintage Model #2494 pattern of an original 1948 design.

As soon as I saw this pattern, I had visions of tiki parties and sipping mai tais while looking absolutely fabulous. Any dress with an attached cape means instant fabulousness.

I made the entire dress from vintage 1960s cotton fabric as well as all vintage notions. I modified the pattern by drafting a pattern for an attached tie belt in the front to accentuate the hourglass shape of the dress, and I did away with all of the buttons in the back and went for a single button and open keyhole back. There is so much hand stitching in this dress I think my hands did more work than my sewing machine!

Difficulty

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Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Classic, Evening Wear, Ethnic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 2, 2014, 01.22 AMby ink

    Gorgeous. So beautiful.

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    Jun 28, 2014, 07.40 AMby nadia r

    It is awesome! looks the part

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    Jun 28, 2014, 12.42 AMby smallone

    everything about this is FABULOUS and then some!!

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    Jun 25, 2014, 08.02 PMby d3liriums4m4

    Beautifully done! This dress is most excellent, and your fabric selections are perfect.

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    Jun 25, 2014, 03.15 PMby liliv-1

    Αbsolutely fabulous.

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    Jun 25, 2014, 01.39 PMby kisses

    Nice print

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    Jun 25, 2014, 11.57 AMby mbuchanan1

    Fabulous! Love your styling.

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