>Two 1950s projects finished!

>I finished my halloween kitty dress tonight! Yay! I bought the pattern on Etsy from The Playful Needle. The original didn’t have ties like this, but it always makes me feel more secure to have optional neck ties. I made these long enough that they can wrap around a variety of ways but I like the way my husband came up with- a little bow at front and tied around the back in a knot.
And here’s a petticoat/slip I made from a 90s prom dress. My new floofy petticoat showed through with the stripes so I thought gold polka dots would look cute. I just got this shirt this week, too, from a little vintage store around here. I look so much like my mom in this picture it’s scary.

8 Comments on >Two 1950s projects finished!

  1. reilly
    September 22, 2009 at 4:03 am (8 years ago)

    >"but it always makes me feel more secure to have optional neck ties."Exactly! I have a growing stash of ribbons and vintage bow ties, all ready at a moment's notice.So so so so cute! I love the look of the longer full skirt, most of mine to just below my knee. Such a flattering length, you look great!

  2. Amanda
    September 22, 2009 at 4:56 am (8 years ago)

    >Super cute! Great job!

  3. Redhead Sadie's
    September 22, 2009 at 5:17 am (8 years ago)

    >Lovely! You look as if you are ready to burst into song….happy song, of course! With lots of twirling about!

  4. AlohaAroha
    September 22, 2009 at 7:22 am (8 years ago)

    >So cute! I wish I had the figure to wear 50s clothes…I think your petticoat needs one more ruffle around the bottom though.

  5. casey
    September 22, 2009 at 10:41 am (8 years ago)

    >SO, so fun!! :) You look so cute! I like that you added the optional ties: I think it's always a nice thing to have those available on strapless designs in case. Too many times I've worn strapless things and wished I had something to tie around to keep things up. ;) lol!- Caseyelegantmusings.com

  6. Barbee
    September 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm (8 years ago)

    >You look great! Both outfits are so cute.

  7. catherine_sr.
    September 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm (8 years ago)

    >Both looks are wonderful!

  8. Jules Noctambule
    October 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm (7 years ago)

    >Hi – Julia from The Playful Needle here! Just came across this entry and I have to say that dress turned out so well! Such a clever use of the fabric, too – I love to see an old pattern updated.