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Kelly B.'s Blog – November 2013 Archive (3)

The "It's No Longer a Funnel-Neck" Corduroy 1968 Dress

     I would like to post a cozy winter vintage dress that I made for myself this past cold weather season.  What was originally a 1968 funnel neck sheath dress turned into a week and a half's worth of frustration.  I'm glad this dress finally ended up as a great fitting, good looking success.  Its profile has a classic A-line shape with a...well, "not-sure-what-to call-it-neckline" that is rather complimentary.  Persistence definitely paid off with this project!  I still can't believe…

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Added by Kelly B. on November 26, 2013 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

One "Smartt" 1940's Outfit: my Bow-Neck Satin Dance Dress

     Fun and flirty, fancy and feminine, my new vintage 40's dress is made using Simplicity's new Fall 2013 pattern release (#1587), and it turned out to be wonderful in all its satin beauty. I had the perfect reason to get to making this dress sooner than later, for hubby and I had a 40's dance to attend.  I (well, both of us) received many compliments on our outfits. I could proudly say, "Thanks, I made my dress myself!"  Thank you Simplicity for another great vintage pattern!…

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Added by Kelly B. on November 22, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Yikes! Lots of Stripes! My 1957 Cotton Sundress

     Cool, comfy, and amazing day dresses for women of the 50's are as classic as a '57 Chevy - both are still oh so dramatic.  No wonder their popularity never goes out of style.  Who doesn't like a taste of glamor for everyday use?  

     My 1957 striped cotton dress has been long in coming to completion, and now it is such a joy and relief that I finally get to wear a project visualized 6 years ago. (I had kept my sales receipt tucked in with my striped fabric, so I can see a…

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Added by Kelly B. on November 7, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

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