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BERNINA 3 Series - The Fabulous 50s

Added Nov 24, 2010

by girlofmanyco...

Columbus, Ohio, ...






The Fabulous 50s – Bernina 3 Series “Party through the Decades” dress was inspired by my 1953, all metal, sewing machine. It’s the only machine I’ve ever owned and it weighs about 40 lbs! Or at least it certainly feels like it when I have to lug it about. My dress is a modern interpretation of the classic full circle skirt, inspired by pin-up girls like Betty Paige and Marilyn Monroe and the rockin’ house wives who created an iconic fashion that would be envied for decades.

This product is for sale
By girlofmanycolors at Etsy

Material Notes

Silk velvet, polyester striped taffeta, silk slip, invisible zipper, boning




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Rock, Victorian, Vintage
Polyester, Silk, Taffeta, Velvet


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    Dec 2, 2010, 05.34 PMby Dani Restercher

    Guess who I’ll be voting for!

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      Dec 4, 2010, 03.34 AMby girlofmanycolors

      Akk! Thanks so much! I was in 3rd for a while, but I’m getting destroyed now. :( I think people have been getting everyone they’ve ever met in there entire lives to vote.

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      Dec 4, 2010, 04.47 AMby Dani Restercher

      That’s a shame your outfit really rocks. I love the shorts in the same fabric so much it’s unreal – i’m a student now and really can’t afford to buy them (sadly) but if you ever share or sell the pattern do post on burda!

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    Nov 30, 2010, 10.43 AMby anajan

    Love the stripes play! Beautiful dress.

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    Nov 28, 2010, 05.01 PMby feemo

    absolutely adorable!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 04.38 PMby girlofmanycolors

    This dress will be for sale as soon as the Holiday is over and I can get to a computer with photoshop! I’m listing it on my etsy sight. It’s $299 and is a size xs/s but I can always custom make one!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 03.43 PMby Filipa Nobre

    I’m in love with this dress! I want one!!!!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 09.26 AMby majobv

    Very nice dress! You definetely got what you wanted! I modern dress with a glance to the past… great job! I also loved the cool optic effect you got with the way you positioned the stripes… cool!

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    Nov 25, 2010, 06.20 AMby ladysophie

    Awesome dress! Nice one!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 08.07 PMby girlofmanycolors

    Its a 1953 Singer 401A. Thanks for the compliments guys! My computer is broken right now, or I would have uploaded more photos…I’m going to work on getting some more garments up on my etsy this weekend!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 02.09 PMby sunspot

    What kind of sewing machine is it? I have a 1960 Necchi.

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    Nov 24, 2010, 09.29 AMby ichigogirl

    Fabulous dress, great use of stripes. I also had a look at your portfolio, great work!

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