Friday, 22 January 2010

1950s Pin-up dress

I purchased a couple of vintage patterns on Etsy recently and am beginning to think about making them up. I am not a size 18! People were much smaller in the 1950s, so this is an equivalent to a 12/14 today. I am making this up in a flecked wool. Follow my progress!

Had to do quite a few alterations to get this to fit, but it's coming along.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I have a similar pattern in my stash and seeing your version is inspiring to make my own. :) It looks great, so classy.

  2. Thanks girls! I wear this to work and it's very comfortable. I love dresses- they're so 'quick' to wear, as you just have to match your accessories! :)

  3. This dress is rad! What type of material is it?

  4. Hi there,
    It's a wool/ polyester mix that I got on sale. It's great, because I can machine wash it, as it's a mix. Thanks for your comment!