Today, a fellow member of the Great Basin Costume Society, Stacy Ferguson-Standstedt, GAVE me a handmade, home-made vintage dress her grandmother made waaaay back in I’m guessing the 1950s, by the looks of the pattern. It’s a hot pink brocade with a subtle pattern of leaves…and I mean PINK! I took it up in the front and back darts quit a lot, carrying the darts all the way up to the neckline all around, and curving the front darts to take up the fullness in the bust.
And then of course I had to wear it…and monster feather eyelashes, and a bouffant hair-do. Can you blame me?
|on top of the Eldorado parking garage, waiting for the neon to awaken.|
Lithia BlackAugust 23, 2010 at 7:33 AM
Awesome! I adore pink and you look stunning in the dress!
RowennaAugust 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM
You look fantastic in pink!
AnonymousAugust 23, 2010 at 3:29 PM
A splendid look. It fits you to the T! The eyelashes could be toned down bit.
American DuchessAugust 23, 2010 at 6:14 PM
Thank you! the lashes were just for fun 🙂 They were supposed to be quite ridiculous, haha. I was going to shoot in front of pink neon that evening (I didn't post those photos, but they're fun), so a little over-the-top was the idea. They do look a bit much in the daylight!
LaurenAugust 23, 2010 at 6:45 PM
You look amazing! Love it!
Margravine LouisaAugust 23, 2010 at 11:09 PM
how could the eyelashes be "too much"? doesn't everyone have eyelashes like that?! Absolutely FABULOUS , dahling! You look MAHVELOUS!
LizAugust 24, 2010 at 5:34 PM
Love it! I'm currently "working" on a 1957 vogue dress pattern. (by working I mean, I've half way cut it out and the rest is laying on my sewing room floor lol)
American DuchessAugust 24, 2010 at 5:49 PM
Liz, which Vogue pattern is it? Is it the one with the pleats in the front? I totally cut that out last weekend and it's still laying on the floor quite in pieces. I wanted to "MAKE SOMETHING VINTAGE" on my weekend, but I only made it as far as slicing and dicing, lol!
Margravine, I do love those lashes. I bought them at Halloween – they're feathers! Totally appropriate for all occasions, hahaha.
Hana - MarmotaAugust 25, 2010 at 9:10 AM
This is fun… you look like those collector Barbies in vintage-y clothing made with old Barbie headmolds and with eyelashes. *giggle* Although I do not think there's any one that would look QUITE like you. You're you. 😀
LizAugust 26, 2010 at 5:32 PM
It's pattern 2903, with a full skirt and inverted pleats in the front. I've had the pattern, fabric and notions for about 2 years now just sitting in my sewing box collecting dust, so I figured it was high time I started working on it! 🙂
Lauren RAugust 26, 2010 at 8:10 PM
Liz, I've got Vogue 1044 cut out, and now it's just sitting around, haha. I really like V2903, it's on my list of "to-buy-when-vogue-patterns-go-on-75%-off-again." Lol