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1950's dream dress - Bernina 3 Series

Added Nov 22, 2010

by ladyshape

Edinburgh, Unite...






This is a red polka dot 1950’s style dress. It has a circle skirt and the top is converted from a self made bustier pattern. I added centre front ruching and halter neck straps. The petticoat is actually from Vivien of Holloway so can’t take credit for that! Ideal for eating ice-cream Sundaes and walking hand in hand down the promenade.

Material Notes

Red polka dot cotton




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage



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    Jul 23, 2012, 06.19 PMby Shanna Day

    you didnt happen to make a pattern for this did you? I’ve been searching everyone for a pattern just like this

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    May 11, 2011, 10.00 AMby monikapullerits

    Love the dress, love the shoes the belt, everything. And did you know, behind you on the stand are words KUNST three times. Thats estonian word for art ;)

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    Feb 24, 2011, 02.40 AMby fashionista2407

    Oh wow! I’d love to have this too! I don’t think I’ve ever loved a dress that’s poofy! Def. a fave of mine

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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.06 PMby danired

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 11.41 PMby Carol Lewis

    Very classic! Good work on the tulle! It looks like you will have a great deal of fun in this outfit, and look so sweet while you are at it!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 11.05 PMby olystyrene

    This is so lovely! The red polka dot and pink ruffle combo is very effective!

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      Nov 23, 2010, 12.25 AMby ladyshape

      Thank you.

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    Nov 22, 2010, 06.38 PMby mlunderby

    I would love to have a dress like this! It is absolutely gorgeous. (:

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      Nov 22, 2010, 06.59 PMby ladyshape

      Thank you.

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    Nov 22, 2010, 05.54 PMby pink-cornelia

    love your dress, I have a weakness for polkadot fabrics, specially red white white. fantastic job. btw love your shoes as well :D

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      Nov 22, 2010, 06.01 PMby ladyshape

      Thank you!

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