Finished! 1951 Halloween Dress

Ah! It feels good to be back! This sewing project was such a breeze after the ordeal of the 1929 dress.  I needed a win.  It was so easy, there’s really nothing to report as far as construction.  Ah, but I am forgetting a little something. . .

Finished! 50’s Inspired dress.

Let me start by saying this is not a historically accurate dress.  I wanted to take a breather from the heavy lifting of research for my Edwardian projects and just make something pretty that’s fun to wear.

1953 Dress

I made this dress quite a while ago, which is why I never thought to post it before now.  It’s a re-issue of a Butterick pattern from 1953.

Two Party Dresses

I need to be invited to fancy parties, because where else could I possibly wear looks like these?

1955 Life Magazine

I adore ads from the 50’s.  They’re so optimistic.  Every product is life-changing and full of promise.