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Vintage 50's Prom Dress

Added Jul 10, 2008

by elmpixie

San Francisco, C...






I made this for prom, out of some discount fabrics from Joanns. It was my first sewing project, and I used bits and pieces from 3 different authentic vintage patterns to make it. I had a terrible time with the zipper, and ended up just buying a seperate petticoat rather than attaching anything. The middle cummerbund is separate from the rest of the dress. I also made matching bowtie and cummerbund for the boyfriend, but I’ll post those in a different post.

Material Notes

4 yards fabric, one invisible zipper.





Old patterns found in a box.

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    Jul 10, 2008, 09.43 AMby elmpixie

    Thanks all!

    And as to vintage patterns, I had a TERRIBLE time with them…. none of the sizes were right, and they had pieces missing and such, but the result is worth it 100%!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 09.05 AMby mrsbowles

    Your first project! Wow…aren’t you cleaver? And adorable. Looks like you had a great prom :-)

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    Jul 10, 2008, 08.34 AMby carlatv

    Very retro dress. Great work, especialy since it’s your first project!

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    Jul 10, 2008, 07.56 AMby dinkley101

    Great dress, really suits you, the color is very nice, how did you find sewing with vintage patterns?, as i’ve a hugh stash, but haven’t used any yet.

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    Jul 10, 2008, 01.19 AMby milkyway

    I love your dress, very well finished for beeing your first project!!! I love the fabric and look stunning

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    Jul 10, 2008, 12.14 AMby polychromatin

    Great dress! Suits you perfect and the fabric is very nice!

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    Jul 9, 2008, 09.12 PMby camilaustral

    hey i saw you on craftster! and i loved the dress then, and i love it now too :)

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