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Black and White Plaid 1950s Style Dress

Added Jan 14, 2011

by Dupioni

(Northern), Cali...






I modified the Butterick 5032 pattern to create this dress. I’m using the overskirt pattern as the primary skirt. I’ve also modified the bodice to create a round neckline.

The dress was photographed with a crinoline.

Material Notes

The plaid skirt and the black bodice & skirt border are all dupioni silk.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Jan 15, 2011, 12.30 PMby milkyway

    Amazing, love it really!!!!!!!!!!

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      Jan 15, 2011, 05.23 PMby Dupioni

      Thank you!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 11.41 PMby analogue

    Beautiful! I love dupion silk :-)

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      Jan 15, 2011, 01.00 AMby Dupioni

      Thank you analogue!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 09.39 PMby LoSok27

    Love LOVE Love – I only wish I had the figure to wear this! Absolutely beautiful!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 10.02 PMby Dupioni

      Thank you Lorraine. Modify the pattern to fit you! Shorten the bodice, add a wide belt high on your waist to define your waistline. That a-line skirt accommodates many figure types. Give it a try!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 10.18 PMby Dupioni

      Two other thoughts… If you try to make this dress, you need to balance out the volume of the skirt. Don’t make the skirt too long (cut it off right below the knee) and wear pointed-toe pumps (for a longer leg line).

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    Jan 14, 2011, 09.31 PMby marissabee

    LOVE it!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 09.54 PMby Dupioni

      Thank you marissabee!

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    Jan 14, 2011, 08.21 PMby macska

    Very nice!

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      Jan 14, 2011, 09.54 PMby Dupioni

      Thank you macska!

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