Friday, June 24, 2011

Vintage Dress Pattern



So I bought this super dee duper cute 1958 vintage dress pattern off of etsy.com. I'm planning on making View 2 but with the bow. The pattern came in the mail, but now the hard part is finding the right fabric. Secretly, all of this scares me because I've neer made something like this. Of course I quilt, and have made pajama pants and pillow cases and stuff, but dresses are a whole different story. And findng the right fabric...gah. And everybody sells quilting fabric (cotton), but it's getting harder and harder to find high quality fabric for clothing.

So far my favorite is this cream and gold brocade from eBay. But it's $20 a yard...sigh. I think it looks vintagey too. I might have to save for this fabric. Or find something cheaper. Anybody got suggestions? I would love to find the fabric soon.

Oh and I'm a size 14. Why'd they change dress sizes? It just makes it depressing when you're using a vintage pattern. But hey, Marilyn Monroe was a size 14. Weight and dress sizes are so weird.

3 comments:

Mary said...

If you want to try something not so fancy, a really small dotted fabric might be cute .http://warmbiscuit.com/polkadotfabric.html with a solid white bow, big white pearls, white pumps, and a pation leather purse. ( I have one I found at a yard sale for 25 cents). Very retro light and westcoast. Try to think I love lucy or cute apron fabric. Good luck. Im sure whatever you pick will look darling.Your pattern is so cute!

Mary said...

I was just thinking white gloves would look so cute with the dress.

GRodenberg said...

I had a dress like that that I found in a thrift store when i was in high school! loved it!