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First 50' s dress

Added Jun 18, 2013

by pamchar

Rimouski, Canada






I used Gertie’s pattern B5882 to make that dress. I’ve changed the straps for a halter and I’ve added seam pocket. I’ve used embroidered gingham in red and white and red cotton poplin for the contrast and the lining. I was inspired by “Cha-Cha” in the movie “Grease” but made a summer dress that is easier to wear than an evening one. I always wanted a dress like that so when I saw the pattern I bought it.

Material Notes

Embroidered poly/cotton, cotton poplin, boning, grosgrain ribbon, zipper.


Garment Type
Cotton, Blends

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    Feb 28, 2014, 08.35 PMby saxsilverain

    when i first saw your icon, i thought it’s some authentic vintage dress from the 50s… then i went to your studio page and found that you made this yourself… WOW! i love, love, LOVE this dress! it’s just so perfect, and you look perfect in it too! :)

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      Mar 10, 2014, 01.01 AMby pamchar

      Thank you so much!!!!

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    Sep 8, 2013, 04.55 PMby trploceanmoon

    adorable!! You look fabulous!

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      Sep 8, 2013, 11.21 PMby pamchar

      Thank you so much!!!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 09.14 PMby claudinka

    Great dress!

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      Jun 19, 2013, 10.38 AMby pamchar

      Thank you :)

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    Jun 18, 2013, 05.14 PMby liliv-1


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      Jun 18, 2013, 09.00 PMby pamchar


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    Jun 18, 2013, 03.55 PMby flowergirl22

    really nice.. love the halter,

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      Jun 18, 2013, 04.34 PMby pamchar

      Thank you <3

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    Jun 18, 2013, 03.43 PMby pauline alice

    That is such a beautiful dress, congratulation! I love the red/pink combination. You look amazing!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 02.17 PMby eric renteria

    very beautiful!!

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      Jun 18, 2013, 04.34 PMby pamchar

      Thanks :)

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    Jun 18, 2013, 02.05 PMby Mary Athey

    wow!!! i love this on you, Its a stunning looking dress and you look fabulous. the fabrics a great choice as well x

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      Jun 18, 2013, 04.34 PMby pamchar

      Thank you for your kind words Mary!!!

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    Jun 18, 2013, 01.37 PMby kisses

    Nicely done…like the halter straps and you look fab

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      Jun 18, 2013, 04.33 PMby pamchar

      Thank you so much!

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