vintage patterns

Sunday, August 22, 2010

1950s Simplicity Dress Pattern

Once I got to study this pattern, I realized how much I would like to make a dress and jacket using this pattern. What actually sold me was that it is dated 1950, so close to the 40s a period of clothes that I considered vintage growing up. I love the lace wrap overskirt and dolman sleeve jacket.

I'll trace the pattern, since it is uncut and alter it to fit a larger size.

So, back into my collection it goes until spring.

I do make custom clothing for sale, some from patterns and some patterns I design, depending on how the fabric speaks to me.

I don't stop there, because having six children; I loved making frilly little dresses with lots of details for the girls, never made much for the boys.

I am whipping out a few dresses for my granddaughter; I should get her to model them.

Currently I have the aprons she models at http://www.artfire/users/peneloperose


  1. it's gorgeous. i don't blame you for keeping this one.

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  3. You should definitely have your grand daughter model for you.

    I'm off to check out the aprons!

  4. Hi Victoria,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message. I stopped by your etsy shop and saw the images you used. Lovely! PS - I love this pattern too!

  5. super cool and i hope you share your finished project!

  6. Hi Victoria

    You are so Clever,
    I love coming over here!
    Very nostalgic...I used to love to sew when I was younger
    I adore the patterns you choose

    Gail xx

  7. Thanks everyone for the nice comments. So many projects and ideas, I need a staff :-)

  8. Thanks for your comment over at Tools are for women! I hung the shadow boxes with sawtooth metal picture hanger like these
    I used two for each shelf.

  9. Thank you Victoria! I'm not sure where else to contact you, but I totally appreciate your kind words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xo