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CaliRoo
« on: March 23, 2008 07:34:36 PM »

This summer we are going to a 50's style wedding and I really really want to have the perfect dress, so I thought, why not make one?  I haven't done much sewing, t-shirt recons and my main "craft" is knitting.  So this will be something very new.  I am looking for any good patterns or suggestions, anything that would help me find someplace to start!  thanks!

edit to add some ideas:
http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/trashy-diva-obi-dress-geisha.html

or this:

http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/pinkdaisydress.html


two totally different styles but it's what I am looking for.
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katisue
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008 07:36:55 PM »

Simplicity 3780 has two really cute patterns for 50's dresses... Cheesy
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pandamae
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 11:02:25 PM »

that second one is really cute...you could find patterns for dresses like these at your local craft store.
the second dress looks like it has just a circle skirt attatched to it.
I found this here on crafter.. you could always tweak it a little bit   
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31949.0             
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008 06:46:57 AM »

The first one isn't very 50's. Sounds like a fun theme for the wedding & therefore I assume going pin-up 50's would not be inappropriate.

Butterick has some nice re-released patterns & Vogue too. Both companies have re-written original patterns from the era with size and instruction adjustments for modern day sewers.
As you are a knitter you could always do a sweater set (matching tank & cardigan in a soft fuzzy cashmere), they were first a popular trend in the 50's. That with a pencil skirt would be period, appropriate and fun to wear Smiley maybe even a bit sexy if fitted right & done in great colors.
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crushallhumans
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 06:39:19 PM »

some of these might be a bit difficult for you, but vogue has a lot of vintage patterns. i've made V2561 a couple times and i really like it. they even have hats!

http://www.voguepatterns.com/list/vintage_vogue/page-1
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kaledrina
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008 07:25:44 PM »

The second one looks fun! A circle skirt, a tube for the waist, a band of contrast for under the bust + straps, and an altered contour bust top (http://www.whatthecraft.com/tuts/cbust.htm).

That's what it looks like to me anyways.
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pandamae
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008 08:06:06 PM »

good luck!
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