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my 1950's inspired dress

Added Feb 20, 2011

by wendyondesign

Sønderborg, Denmark




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1950’s inspired dress with invisible zip at side seam and a thrifted belt.
(It’s snowy and freeeeezing around here at the moment, so I placed myself somewhere that looked a bit warmer and greener and more suitable for a short sleeved dress :-b)
More details on my blog wendyondesign.wordpress.com :-)

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    Apr 15, 2011, 08.21 AMby Ooty Yaacobi

    Looks lovely!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 03.31 PMby janetheclerk

    such a lovely dress; i’m a huge fan of polka dots. i’ve made a wiggle dress that i must put up. do you have a petticoat on under that skirt, or is the fabric maintaining that look on its own? if so, what fabric did you use?

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      Feb 23, 2011, 07.41 AMby wendyondesign

      I’ll look forward to seeing your dress:-)
      I did wear a petticoat under it or rather another skirt with the right shape:) It’s just a plain cotton.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 12.28 PMby janul

    I love your photo, great idea! the dress is also nice :)

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    Feb 21, 2011, 11.37 AMby saffroncee

    Really cool. I want to have a dress like that too. I will be one of my future projects. :)

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      Feb 21, 2011, 01.33 PMby wendyondesign

      Thanks. It was so quick.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 10.39 AMby lizah

    adorable dress!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 05.15 AMby missjessica-1

    Gorgeous! I love the neckline – very flattering. And cute photoshopping too ;)

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      Feb 21, 2011, 01.34 PMby wendyondesign

      Thank you, that’s so kind:-)

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    Feb 21, 2011, 02.47 AMby skeeler

    So cute! And it fits you beautifully.

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    Feb 21, 2011, 02.10 AMby tashmopolitan

    Lovely, great styling too!

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    Feb 21, 2011, 01.38 AMby emilybo88

    Love it! I’m trying to make myself a 50s style rockability halterneck dress at the moment, but it is seemingly impossible to get hold of a suitable pattern, despite it seeming like a simple design. I think I’ll have to brave it and try and create my own pattern like you did, very inspirational!

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      Feb 21, 2011, 01.36 PMby wendyondesign

      Thanks. I’m sure it wouldn’t take you long at all! Just draw the design you want onto a basic block and have a little play around with it. I’ll look forward to seeing it;-)

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    Feb 21, 2011, 12.39 AMby Kitiya Palaskas

    You could never tell that it was winter! I absolutely love polkadots. This dress would be perfect for a summer garden party. Great job!

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    Feb 20, 2011, 10.56 PMby danilovestosew

    Great job. The colours work really well on you & the red belt finishes it off nicely! Good work :D

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    Feb 20, 2011, 10.33 PMby peaches2218

    Cute! Is this a commercial or self-drafted pattern?

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      Feb 20, 2011, 10.44 PMby wendyondesign

      It is self-drafted, but very simple. Pretty much basic fitted block for the top and then some big rectangles for the skirt.

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