>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 (15 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 (15 years ago)

    >Super cute! Great job!

  3. Redhead Sadie's
    September 22, 2009 at 5:17 am (15 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 (15 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 (15 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 (15 years ago)

    >You look great! Both outfits are so cute.

  7. catherine_sr.
    September 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm (15 years ago)

    >Both looks are wonderful!

  8. Jules Noctambule
    October 10, 2009 at 9:44 pm (15 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.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.