It started out when I decided I wanted one of the red dresses from the movie "White Christmas", but then realized that those might be a little over-the-top for a Christmas Eve service. So, I reevaluated my options, and decided to sew something inspired by them instead. I used Vogue pattern 2401, which is from a 1952 dress, and pulled some fabric in the most Christmas-y of colors!
|Tigger helps me cut out the fabric, "What? You want me to move? But I'm holding down the pattern pieces!"|
I only had two days to work, since I got started on December 23rd, but luckily the dress came together quickly!
|The bodice looks like a crop top from a Barbie doll I had!|
|Dusty Rose kept me company while I hemmed and finished the edges. My cats are the best part of sewing at home!|
|The finished product on the dressform - having a dressform definitely made this project a lot easier!|
I tried it on, did my hair, and then headed to church!
|You can't wear a vintage dress without a vintage coat!|
I'm really pleased with how it came out, and with how easy it was to sew! So, even though I swore off the 20th century entirely, I expect that I'll soon be adding a few more garments to the already sizable pile of "modern" clothing that I own.