I'm so excited that y'all are just as enthusiastic about this dress tutorial series as I am! It's a great summer dress that I've already worn a lot and will probably make another before the summer is over! A large part of the reason I documented how I made this dress is because I am often...

Who: Taylor Kitto of thelittledeer What: A wonderful blue lace '50s dress Where: Antique store How Much:"I think I forgot (whoops!) but I'm thinking $15 sounds right." When I Use It: "Whenever there's an occasion to dress up! Which is everyday for me." Shopping Tips:"Keep your...

It was the press preview of the Festival of Britain celebrations, that kick off today and carry on until September and they wanted 2 "models" wearing, and I quote, "fabulous glamorous 50s dresses" to hang around and have their photo taken. I say "models" as whilst Kitten von Mew may be a model...

Katie Holmes showed how to wear this style for a daytime look, opting for a shirt style frock, while Diane Kruger took this look to smart levels with a 50s dress at Chanel's haute couture show last week. Giving a nod to Kate Middleton's wrap frock was Rihanna and Emma Bunton, while Emma...

The black '50s dress featured a simple bodice, nipped waist, and full, textured skirt — and, no doubt, not a whiff of must or mothballs. The actress kept things current with the accessories, opting for gold lace Jimmy Choo sandals and delicate jewels by Solange Azagury-Partridge, and finished...

or evening dress, is sure to be fun and flirty. Many dresses are cut loosely, especially the baggy, beaded flapper dresses. Then moving into the 30s, sophisticated evening gowns replaced the fun flapper look. Hollywood glamor hit in a big way, and slinky, silky, floor-length dresses became...

Thank you so much for the response to the first post on making the 50s dress! Y'all are so kind—I'm blushing! One thing I did want to jump in and say is that I've noticed many are intimidated by the idea of drafting your own patterns or altering existing ones. Which I can completely...

I didn't get the second half of the 50s dress tutorial finished in time to schedule a post today, and now I'm out of aforementioned time. As my sister would say: epic fail. Instead I'm going to distract you with some links, videos and promises of the final post on Monday. Sometimes these...

The perfect summer dress tutorial from Weekend Sewing's Heather Ross on CreativeBug. Summer is here and you have BBQ's, family reunions and days at the beach to look forward to – but what are you going wear? Check out this summer dress CreativeBug tutorial by Heather Ross, author of...

), and also because I wanted something that had a slightly "50s bombshell" vibe to it. You may notice the length is a lot longer than I normally hem my dresses; I was envisioning the sort of piece that looks like I just grabbed it off a rack of genuine 50s dresses, so I wanted a length that...

 

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