Last summer I made this 1950s sundress, but never got photos of it on me. Time to remedy that!
It's one of those earlier sewing projects, when I had grown a lot in sewing skills but still cut corners that I wouldn't cut now.
Also, the fit isn't too good. But nice wide sashes hide a lot of faults!
I already told you all about the dress in the earlier post about it, so I won't repeat myself here. But I will reiterate...it has such a very, very wide skirt! When standing, because my crinoline isn't wide enough, you can't tell. But it's actually a circle plus skirt.
My sister said, "You look like a dish!" Not sure if that's a compliment or not...
And also this time I get to show you a lovely vintage hat I added to my collection after an antiquing trip last winter.
I'm not quite sure which era it is, but it fit with the garden-party look of this dress so I paired it. It's a versatile classic style and very shady. And also, hard to take pictures of when it's breezy! :-)
You can see the influence of an earlier era in this style, especially when paired with this type of hat. My sister told me I looked like Jo March, on the 1949 version of Little Women.
On some of these pictures, I will understand if you are looking at the mountains behind me, instead of at me!
This dress just has so...much...fabric. I glanced at the hem and saw it was top-stitched, and remembered just why I did it that way!
I often prefer a more tailored style, but occasionally there is nothing more enjoyable to wear than this quintessentially feminine 1950s style!