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« on: January 27, 2005 12:06:43 PM »

i need to make a 50's costume for my school banquet. The theme is 50's, but i dont have any ideas? does anyone know of any simple patterns? or like...... 50's ish stuff? thank you so much! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2005 01:11:30 PM »

How about the grey felt circle skirt with the poodle applique, a white blouse, saddle shoes or loafers, and bobby socks.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2005 01:17:44 PM »

Here's a bunch of photos of the covers of my 50's crafts & sewing magazines (sorry if there's heaps!!)


Hope that helps!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2005 01:33:37 PM »

Be a retro diner waitress!!!!!!!!!!!
we just had a surprise 50th party for my dad and his twin.  We did it 50's style and we all dressed up.  All the girls made poodle skirts but I wanted to be a little different so I went as a 50's style diner waitress (aka Flo).  I went to Goodwill and found a retro looking "waitress-style" dress and made a frilly apron and little waitress hat and a name tag that said "Flo".
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2005 01:38:09 PM »

personally, I'd go for a 50's look like the ones in the pics above instead of a poodle skirt look.  a lot of people will come with that, and you'll look a lot cuter and more original if you make something different!

the key is a really big skirt.  if you don't want to deal with making a dress, you could just make a longish circle skirt and wear a button down shirt with it, tucked in.  sewing a little bunched up tulle on the underside of the skirt will make it poofier and stick out more, def the "typical" 50's look.

I'd wear a pearl (big plastic fake perals would be good) necklace and basic pumps.  if you don't have pumps, I'd go for balletrina flats, which are usually pretty cheap at target or the like.  little white gloves would be great with it and a great touch, maybe you have some from when you were little?  (I have some from dress up and some from carrying the flag in girl scouts, and they both still fit b/c they're a little stretchy)  red lipstick, lots of power.

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