Monday, March 1, 2010

Black eyelet dress

This is a reproduction of a much loved (threadbare) vintage dress. I took the dress apart to use it as a pattern. I wasn't able to completely replicate the skirt. The original was much fuller than the skirt I ended up with here. For the skirt I used the remaining fabric and just applied it dirndl style using small pleats instead of gathers. Although not petticoat worthy, I like it.

I lightened the last photos up a little to show off the fabric. It's a vintage cotton eyelet that I've been saving for a special project. Since I knew the dress would fit I wasn't afraid to cut into the fabric. I have huge issues cutting into vintage fabric that I really like. I worry that once the fabric is gone it's gone forever. I'm turning into a hoarder. I'm working on that.

vintage inspired dress
vintage slip
self drafted petticoat
vintage shoes 50's
vintage singer sewing machine in cute carrying case
reproduction hat box


Camelia Crinoline said...

Gorgeous dress. I love the way you styled the photo too.

Gail said...

The neckline is beautiful.

gwensews said...

I love that scalloped neckline. That's something you don't see anymore, probably due to "quick and easy" sewing mindset.

angie.a said...

Lovely Melynda!

Melynda said...

Angie I haven't given up on posting. I thought I'd wait until I got the current vintage dress I'm working on finished.