Tada! Retro 50s BBQ fabulousness!
Pattern: Vintage Vogue 2960
Notions: black piping, covered buttons
Hours to complete: 12
First worn: May 2012
Total cost: $30
I did make some modifications to the dress. It has quite a low back line so I raised it so I could wear a bra with this dress. I do recommend making a muslin for this pattern since the seam under the bust makes that area a bit different to fit. I did not make bound button holes like the pattern suggests (mostly because I was feeling lazy) but I did do the waist stay. I also added piping to the seam under the bust.
I had a lot of fun styling this outfit. Pearls were an easy choice but I went a bit bolder with my leopard print rose.
And my favorite polka dot shoes!
Several local bands played too and it was really a fun evening. I've never gotten so many compliments on an outfit before! And a lot of guys complimented me too (in a non creepy way).
I can't wait to wear this dress all summer!
Have you ever sewn up a Vintage Vogue dress?