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A Blue Silk Vintage 1950s Dress!

Added Oct 26, 2011

by EdelweissPat...

Portland, Oregon...




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Hello everyone! This is a dress I just finished from a retro Butterick pattern (5556) which turned out wonderfully! I chose the mandarin collar option, and added sparkly buttons down the front and a double ruffle at each of the sleeve ends. The dress was sewn from a blue silk dupioni, and I am shown wearing it here with a crinoline that I made to help the skirt pouff out. The skirt has eight gores, two of them straight in the front and the remaining six are gathered around the back and sides for a very elegant 1950s look. You can read all about it on my blog (with my pictures!) Katrina www.edelweisspatterns.com/blog

Material Notes

54" Wide Blue Silk Dupioni (Machine-washed for a more relaxed look)




Garment Type

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    Nov 24, 2011, 12.16 AMby EdelweissPatterns

    Thank you, ladies! I’m glad you like it! I am now planning a red plaid Christmas dress with the same pattern.

    I can’t wait to add more pictures!


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    Oct 29, 2011, 04.53 PMby tirrs

    I love it!

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    Oct 28, 2011, 12.02 AMby caterina1980

    This looks fabulous, great work!

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    Oct 27, 2011, 11.04 AMby pambox

    exquisite. i love the progressively smaller buttons, too – great touch.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.45 PMby calicocouture

    Beautiful job! I love the color. It reminds me of the Barbie Jacket I made a few years ago, I think we used the same fabric. :)

    : http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/royal-blue-coat

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    Oct 26, 2011, 04.09 PMby TheSewingStudio

    The color is amazing! Totally makes the dress pop!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.29 PMby littlejay

    Ooooh! I love vintage, and the color, style, and execution are all awesome.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 02.18 PMby Menke

    Wow, how cool! love the blue and love the patern, well done!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 12.21 PMby MissHickory

    The color blue is great on you…. good job!!!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 10.06 AMby marnieann

    Just picking my jaw up off the keyboard. Very awesome.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 06.39 AMby Ezzles

    That is absolutely gorgeous, I love it!

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    Oct 26, 2011, 03.23 AMby lanternwaste33

    I love the color! Great vintage.

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