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Topic: Rockin' It Retro Style (50s Style Cherry Dress & etc.)  (Read 4128 times)
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« on: May 31, 2011 07:43:34 PM »

So, had this pattern and fabric for well over a year with every intention of making this dress. Even after seeing and being inspired by mclied's cherry print version of this dress (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=361709.0), it still took me until April to make it. My impetus/excuse was that I could wear it to my cousin's wedding (this past memorial day weekend).

Retro Butterick '52 Wrap Dress (B4790)

My issue with this dress was that the front piece was very fitted, yet the back skirt was a full circle, so it looked limp without a crinoline...

...and would not lay correctly over one...

My solution: two godets put into the front, beginning where darts terminate...

Yay! No -well, less- wrinkles!

With enlarged version of Butterick's freebie Retro Tie Bag pattern (you can get here: http://butterick.mccall.com/free-downloads-pages-1013.php but I think you have to sign up for their newsletter) and a Black Wrap Jersey Cardigan of my own design.  Wink Some shades, red faux suede shoes and complete.

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2011 09:07:36 PM »

I have started this pattern, but never finished it because I didn't care for the front piece...your solution is Brilliant!  Oooo...and I love the two cherry prints together, either one alone would've just been cute...but together they're fantastic.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2011 09:15:54 PM »

This dress is completely STUNNING!
The style and fabric choice go so well together. Great job.

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2011 06:41:25 AM »

That last shot is one hot little-red-riding-hood!

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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2011 07:56:34 AM »

I NEED to make this dress one day.  I absolutely love your fabric selection, and fitting solution.  It looks beautiful!

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2011 10:16:15 AM »

very nice - love the pairing of your fabric, and your solution to the wrinkles  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012 12:39:59 PM »

I love this dress !!!!! You go girl ! Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012 10:07:08 AM »

That came out really nice.  I've been meaning to make one of these, but I'm not terribly fond of the straight skirt part in the front.  This is a great idea!

« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012 01:17:22 PM »

This dress is amazing! And the cutting and everything. Very nice... Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012 09:49:04 AM »

I adore this! Such great quality and I love your choices for fabric you look amazing it suits you very nicely! I love the accessories as well Smiley

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