Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fifties Birthday Dress

This year was my 20th birthday. My parents threw me a wonderful vintage country themed party in our backyard. I have always loved vintage things, especially the forties and fifties. I decided that I wanted to have a dress to go with the theme of my party. So, I found a beautiful retro pattern from Butterick (B4919), cute red with white polka dot fabric, and set to work. I had one week until the day of my party. This is the end result...

I sewed my very first zipper... and it was an invisible zipper. I watched a bunch of videos online to learn how to sew an invisible zipper. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I DID IT... And, after hours of hand stitching, IT'S INVISIBLE!

I got my dress done in time for my party and I absolutely love the way it turned out. =)


  1. You did such a great job on this! I'm so proud of you! :-)

  2. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous! A real classic circle skirt which are fun to wear!


    Susan who was but a baby in the 1950's!
    PS My personal favourite era for fashions is the 1940's 'Hollywood style'

  3. Your dress is fabulous! What a great idea to theme your party that way...Happy Birthday!

  4. Very pretty. You are quiet the crafter, your mother taught you well.

  5. great job! As someone who has been sewing for years - I can tell you, even today, my invisible zippers don't look that good!

  6. Wow, wonderful job on the dress. That's a lot of work, but the results speak for themselves. And you hair looks perfect for the occasion, too.

  7. I totally LOVE your dress! It turned out perfect!

    Vanessa in Oklahoma

  8. the dress is absolutely charming! good job!

    those are great photos, as well, illustrating the wonderful detail incorporated in the dress!


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