Monday, February 25, 2013

An Affair To Remember!

I love the look of "vintage" clothing. There is just something so regal and classy and "appropriate" about the dresses worn in the 50's & 60's. I have never given a lot of thought about owning any however.  But, you know there is always that one that catches your eye. And so it was with this pattern - Vogue 8874!
 
 I really don't think my waistline, absent that "Gone With The Wind" era corset is quite right for many of the styles. But I simply adored this dress! Perhaps I will order one of these one day. Isn't it frightening that the name was "Armorside"?  What does that tell you about how this probably felt?
Isn't it frightening that the name was "Armorside"? What does that tell you about how this probably felt?
Nonetheless, I had to have this dress, sans a corset.  Although, I might add this to my "make it just because list!" I think I want to see what happens when I'm all trussed up with one of these contraptions!   Anyway, when I found the PERFECT trim at Joann's, I knew it was kismet.  I cut this out on Thursday, made it Friday and wore it to a birthday party on Saturday.  I plan to make white gloves to wear with it for another event coming up.  The photos don't do it justice, but it really is a lovely dress.  And after the battle I had with my last project, this was an absolute delight to complete.  I think I might even create an underskirt to really give it some "umph" the next time I wear it.

 
 
Be sewlful with your next project!
 




3 comments:

  1. I really admire your select of patterns. Great dress and the trim just gives it that evening feel. Must say those yellow shoes in the first photo are rather striking - if only I was bold enough to wear a pair of those!

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  2. It is very nice dress - yes, the trimmming is fabulous. And you look so nice in it... Congratulations!

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  3. That dress is "fire"! Love it!

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