I'm hoping to go 40's/50's style for the summer this year.
I have already made my first 50's wraparound dress (Well nearly...I will get round at adding the closures eventually) and I have 2 shirtdresses I use for my 40's look.
Now on my list to make:
- 40's skirt from this pattern
- 50's circle skirt using the skirt pattern piece from my wraparound dress
Doing some research (Which involves googling and looking through videos of the era on british pathé) I've looked at lots of dresses and I've come to conclusion I don't like the 'pin up' style dresses that you can buy. I have one halterneck one and find it emphasizes what I don't want emphasized. I'm looking for everyday rather than a 'party' dress.
What I do like is the Horrockses dresses. I don't think there is one I've seen that I don't like. They are so stylish.
|I like this cut and pattern|
I've even discovered there is a free pattern
that you can make from duvet and pillowcase.
Now that's something to try. Although on a cheap bedlinen set first....in case I mess it up.