Monday, October 11, 2010

Wonderful vintage

The fifties are my declared favourite fashion era. I love how the shapes flatter the figure, especially with the accentuated waist.
So last year I made this dress for my friend Kathy's birthday:

The pattern is from burdastyle magazine 11/2007, which I have also used for Helena's dress.

I always found the original pattern slightly too long, so I shortened the hemline to a suitable length.

For the dress I used three different fabrics. The white one is a very stiff cotton with a denim weave to give the bodice enough stability. The waistband is a dark green fabric with white polka dots and the skirt is made out of green cotton.

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