Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1950s Sheath Dress

I finished this dress last week.  It's a two-piece sheath dress with kimono sleeves, from a reproduction pattern from 1955.  I made it for a friend of mine who enjoys vintage-style clothing. 

It was a bit trickier that I'd originally imagined.  The neckline didn't want to cooperate with me.  And, being fully lined, there was quite a lot of hand stitching to do.  So, I'm rather pleased to be done with it.  :)

It's cute, though, even if at one point I contemplated burning it in frustration.  :)   The lilac color is lovely, don't you think? 

1 comment:

Sarah, Three Boys said...

How cool! You did an awesome job. LOVE the color:)

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