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Pinup Style Dress with Fun Lining

Added Dec 7, 2014

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I found this wonderful pink leopard print lining and some very nice black material for $1.99 material. I wanted to make a basic black vintage style dress with a swingy skirt that would show a hint of the lining with movement. I decided on Vintage Vogue V2960. I bought some nice crystal buttons that actually cost more than the fabric. I had a little trouble with the bound button holes. I followed the instructions on the pattern, which were very simple, and probably should have found more precise ones in a book or on the internet.
I like the things I make to look nice on the inside so I wanted the pink leopard lining to extend up into the bodice as well. I also really hate facings. I used a basic princess seam pattern to create a lining and attached it to the facings that were called for in the pattern, edging them with some bias tape. It came out better than I expected and I think it was really worth doing, especially since in this case the lining is what makes the dress special.
I made this dress a couple of years ago and have actually worn it a couple of times. It’s a nice pattern, but probably not something you need more than one of. I have been trying to learn more about photography and wanted to make a pinup style photo shoot to go along with it.




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    Aug 28, 2017, 07.27 PMby missjackieo

    Great Photography never mind the exquisite fit of the dress xx

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    Dec 19, 2014, 01.51 AMby lucielaurier

    Fabulous! Bravo!

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    Dec 16, 2014, 02.03 PMby lauriana

    What a great dress!

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    Dec 10, 2014, 08.27 PMby PennyMac

    ooo, I love this. You should definitely wear it more! Very sexy but lady-like at the same time. Perfect.

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    Dec 8, 2014, 02.09 PMby kisses

    You did a good job…like the photos and you model it well

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    Dec 7, 2014, 09.13 PMby liliv-1

    wow! you did a perfect job!

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    Dec 7, 2014, 02.19 PMby bkkmei

    A fantastic dress! Love the leopard print lining!

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