Posts filed under “1950s”
We had a work event last week that called for “black tie formal masquerade” and I didn’t have anything to wear. Pattern used: Simplicity 4774. Notes: I made this dress in about a week, finishing at the eleventh hour at 1 am the night before the event. I made a bodice of the top and [...]
This is just pin-fitted for now since sewing over embroidered lace/tulle is probably irreversible. 48 hours left to finish this and counting.
Sorry Guys Who Voted for the Silver Brocade (new indie band name?), I went with the nude lace at the end. But the silver might be used for the same pattern again at some point.
Simplicity 4774. There’s a semi-formal (what exactly does this dress code mean for women?) work event coming up that I need to sew for. Trying to decide on whether to go for the silver textured brocade or nude lace. I have a little under two weeks to finish this. My colleague who sits next to [...]
Front view, #1. Sweater: thrifted Pants: self-drafted, homemade Blouse: Daffy’s, from many years ago, Necklace: homemade Leopard platform stilettos: thrifted Front view, #2. Front view, #3. Side view. Closeup view. + + + These pants were inspired by Midge Daniels. After my pants-fitting debacle a few weeks ago, I finally decided to draft my own. [...]
Pants drafting. I know I said I’d use my last franken-pattern as a base, but I still didn’t have enough confidence in it to cut into my stretch good black brushed wool corduroy or my cotton sateen. I had such a hard time with Clover that I thought I would just draft my own pants. [...]
Midge Daniels in Mad Men, wearing the Most Awesome Cigarette Pants Ever. Photo credit: Tom and Lorenzo I’m new to this whole watching TV thing so I only started watching Mad Men last week, and it’s amazing. I’m more into the 40s style-wise and thought watching something that took place in the early 60s would [...]
Skirt: basic pencil skirt, self-draftedBlouse: Sencha with modified neckline, self-madeAccessories: Bracelet, faux confetti lucite Shoes: ? Channeling my best Elizabeth Taylor. I set my hair a little differently than usual so it’s super poofy (and more 50s-seeming) here. Back vent detail. Skirt wrinkles easily apparently. Lining/basic construction shot. Hand-stitching by the zipper area. Closeup of [...]
I got these patterns over the summer and only had a chance to talk about them now. McCall’s 4589 skirt, circa 1970s. Could easily pass for 40s. Butterick 4104, another 70s does 50s romper. Simplicity 2331, circa 1950s. Love the sailor details. Simplicity 3882. I definitely need more versatile blouses.