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CLOTHING => Clothing: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: gemjams on May 21, 2004 04:18:47 AM



Title: 50s dress
Post by: gemjams on May 21, 2004 04:18:47 AM
Im gonna attempt  :-\ to make a dress for my 18th 1950s themed party!! I'm fine with all the sewing and i can make a simple pattern I just need some help on colours, embelishments etc!! Ive got some really nice yellow lace and I can get hold of just about n e thing else as i have a fabric store that sells its material a pound a metre so there are no boundries! Just hit me with all your ideas! Also if you can think of n e fun fifties style things i can have/do/give at my party that will be great Thnx ;D


Title: Re: 50s dress
Post by: coffee on May 24, 2004 07:29:40 PM
i can't find a picture of me wearing this, but you can kind of get the idea...  i think what makes this dress 50's is that it's short & it has crinoline!  it's super super fitted around the waist, wants a cone-bra, and poofs out a lot.  it's not really flashy, just a nice decorative sequin & pearl pattern.  definitely fit for lucille ball.




Title: Re: 50s dress
Post by: chica on May 25, 2004 09:47:32 AM
This site has some fifties style patterns that might give you some ideas.  The patterns are kinda expensive for me, but the pictures are cool.

http://www.folkwear.com/retro.html