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The 1954 Dress

Added Jun 25, 2011

by tinybows

Philadelphia, Pe...






I have got to say, this dress was worth the effort. I made it from the Vintage Vogue Model 1954 pattern and such beautiful fabric I found at JoAnn’s on clearance. I used vintage red buttons, and a crinoline I took out of one of my vintage 1950’s ballgowns, which I pinned up, and then lined the dress with.

I spent all of last night hand sewing a blind hem and also hand sewing stitches into the sleeves until it was perfect. I probably spent about four days altogether working on this lovely project. The pattern was so easy!

I adore this dress! Although, I do feel a little like a Betty Draper cupcake. :/

More on my blog




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Blends, Tulle

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    Jul 8, 2011, 12.45 PMby laurafm

    I have almost the same fabric but I didn’t know what to do with it, your wonderful dress gave me a great idea! :D

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      Jul 8, 2011, 01.43 PMby tinybows

      Yay! That’s really exciting!

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    Jul 1, 2011, 03.12 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    This is so pretty! I’ve had this pattern for a while and I really want to make it now. Love the hat!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 11.28 PMby elegantmusings

    So, so stunning! I just love the shape of the bodice and the fabric you chose.

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    Jun 28, 2011, 08.19 PMby burda-user-524165

    wonderful, so adorable! I love 1950s dresses (been making 50s style dresses from vintage patterns myself lately) and you did a really, really great job on this one!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 10.21 AMby tirrs

    so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Jun 28, 2011, 03.07 AMby kt4309

    Wow! Beautiful pattern, beautiful fabric, beautiful photos!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 03.41 PMby inskirt

    How cuute!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 12.39 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    wow. best cupcake EVER!!!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 12.51 PMby Timea Schmidt


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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.28 AMby laurii

    you look gorgeous in the dress, i love the fabric:) x

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    Jun 26, 2011, 10.09 AMby Irina Schwab

    hey! That is so fantastic, it is almost “un-werable”. Or it does not even matter if it’s wearable or not. It is a collection piece, that you don’t touch, but put it in a shop window and look at it. Just gorgeous!

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      Jun 26, 2011, 03.10 PMby tinybows

      I definitely agree! I’ve been keeping it on my dress form just to look at! Although, I did wear it out to a burlesque show last night and they had me come up on stage to show off! So flattered!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 08.49 AMby mokosha

    fabulous dress, for sure

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    Jun 26, 2011, 06.33 AMby omgdora

    You are one gorgeous cupcake! I love this!

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    Jun 26, 2011, 03.36 AMby aluckmann

    Just gorgeous! I love the photo shoot – the setting is absolutely perfect for this dress.

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    Jun 26, 2011, 03.23 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    I absolutely adore this!

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    Jun 25, 2011, 11.18 PMby zenica

    Great dress, the fabric choice is perfect. I adore Betty Draper’s sense of fashion, so there is much worse than feeling like her ;-)

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    Jun 25, 2011, 09.41 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Great fabric and gorgeous dress. You look lovely in the pics. Very well done!

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    Jun 25, 2011, 08.34 PMby ginasophia

    beautiful. i love the skirt

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