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50's Baby Shower Dress

Added Jan 24, 2013

by Emily Hopkins

Austin, Texas, U...






I made this dress using Butterick B6582
I wore it to a 50’s themed baby shower at a drag queen show (that’s right)!
I followed the pattern exactly and used my measurements. It was way too big. I had to tighten at arms, waist, and bust. Waist was the biggest, I think I had to take it in about 3 inches.
I made the belt with a simple bow and added 2 sew on snaps.

I styled with a tea length petticoat, nude pumps, pearls, and a beehive. I put a little bow into my beehive at the last minute.

This also double great as a Stepford wife costume.

Material Notes

Stretch sateen green and white floral print (it was very thick) I recommend something thinner as I was sweating under all that and the petticoat in Florida’s heat. I got this from Joann’s




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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    Jan 25, 2013, 10.58 PMby lizajane09

    I am about to have a baby shower and now I’m wondering why no one offered to throw me a 50’s style shower at a drag queen show!?! Lol! I would love that! Your dress looks amazing!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 08.38 AMby martinK

    great style!!!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 07.33 AMby agarog


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    Jan 25, 2013, 03.28 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Very cute! Must have been an interesting shower.

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      Jan 25, 2013, 03.25 PMby Emily Hopkins

      It was. I hosted for my sister and she had a blast as did all the guests.

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.10 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous i love the styling and fabric x

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      Jan 25, 2013, 12.30 AMby Emily Hopkins

      Thank you. It turned out more Hawaiian than I was intending, but Hawaiian prints were big in the 50’s…so it worked.

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.09 AMby schnui

    Your dress is beautiful and you look lovely in it, even as a Stepford wife.

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