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…Continue
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!…Continue
Added by Kelly B. on November 22, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kelly B. on November 7, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments