Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I need a party dress

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I'm going out to see another show at the end of February so I've decided to make a 1950s party dress.

Lovely aren't they? I've opted to go with Butterick B5556 a '55 reprint.

And I picked up 5 yds of black taffeta with a lovely velvet print on it for 50% off. I'm doing the version with the collar.

So, of course, I have to research some black 50s party dresses. 


Black velvet dress available here.

 Looks like my dress will be in good company! Now off to go work on the muslin.


  1. ooooooooooo.....i love the pink-black dress

  2. I love the black one with the bow in front, its different! :)

  3. I love the Simplicity 1192. I am thrilled that you "need" a party dress, but then I have always been a sucker for that bateau neckline....dreamy.

    I would like a party dress too please:)but first I need a party..hmm maybe for our anniversary this year..better go prepare the husband:)

    Can't wait to see your muslin, you will share with us yes?

    1. I already took it apart. :( I only did the bodice and it actually fit really well. I'll try and remember to take pictures next time I do a muslin. Usually I'm in the zone and forget.

  4. What fun little black dresses! Hmmmm....

  5. Heh, fun! That last one is really lovely!