It's time for a throwback post! ;)
A you can tell, these pictures were not taken very recently, as evidenced by the immensely green backdrop. But since we haven't had the time, weather, or inclination (hello, head cold #3!) to take pictures this past week, it was time to pull up a draft post and get it posted.
This dress is one of my favorites of my mom's dresses! It was, in fact, her first vintage-style dress she ever made. She used Butterick 5920, modifying the neckline and drafting a collar based on a vintage dress illustration.
As you can see, the collar in the top right picture was the inspiration. I think she did a lovely job emulating it!
(Read the rest of that vintage dress pamphlet here.)
The fabric she used is a 1950s reproduction, and I absolutely love it. Pink....floral....polka dots all over...I'm in love! ;)
Since the shoulders were going to be a little too wide, she added vertical tucks on the top of the shoulder, both front and back, which brought in the width without restricting movement or messing up the armscye.
Those red buttons are the perfect accent!! They look totally different on the back side; I used them on my infamous walkaway dress as well.
And...who could help but love her adorable sandals?!!! They're soooo cute, and perfect for vintage styles. <3
Thanks for stopping by! :)