Monday, November 12, 2012

50s Fab!

I had my first Thanksgiving dinner of the season on Sunday. (Only 3 more to go!) I was stitching away the night before to get this dress finished and it ended up super cute!


Fabric: polyester something ($3.50/yd)
Pattern: Simplicity 1097
Year: 1950s
Notions: zipper ($2), buttons ($3)
First worn: November '12
Wear again? Yes, to one of my many more Thanksgivings at least. The fabric is a bit stiff so it's not the easiest dress to wear, but other than that it's quite comfy. I may make a self fabric belt at some point but it's a pretty busy print so I don't know.



I did a combo of view 1 (collar with trim) and view 2 (pockets!) because I need pockets on dresses whenever possible.


The weather was super nice so I grabbed the chance to get some outdoor shots!


I also wore one of my vintage 50s hats. I haven't been wearing many hats since I got my pixie cut and I'm still trying to find the best way to do my hair with them, but it put me in a super good mood all day so hats must come back into my life!

10 comments:

  1. Love the dress! That neckline looks really great on you :)

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  2. I love that collar and the print...and everything! Well done :) The pixie is super cute on you. I'm loving having shorter hair lately. It's much easier to handle. Happy early Turkey day!

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  3. It's thoroughly adorable for sure! I love that neckline and double breasted buttons. So elegantly, timelessly 50s approved.


    Happy start of Thanksgiving season,
    ♥ Jessica

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  4. Very pretty! The color really is sensational, love the little white trim along the edge, it really makes it pop.

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  5. Bobby pin the hats if possible! I've seen a few tutorials on youtube where they used bobby pins to secure their hats. Anyway, love the outfit, polka dots are one of my favorite prints!

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  6. That's a lovely dress. I like the detail you added to the collar, it really does make it pop. Very cute, and very versatile to wear with any colour accessory really. I bet you will wear it a lot.

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  7. Oh Stephanie, that dress is just fantastic! It looks so well sewn and flattering on you! I wish I could pull off that longer hemline on a wiggle dress. The haircut is also lovely!

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  8. STUNNING! This fabric was a beautiful match to the pattern. I'm a complete sucker for pockets on a dress! This projects is a HUGE success! HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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  9. Oh wow it looks amazing! I love the huge collar and double breasted buttons! You look great in it! Also, yay for pockets. :)

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