Friday, August 15, 2014

1956 Spring Sorbet Dresses-One in Peach Silk, Another in Pink and White Silk Gingham

This summer I've been busy finalizing college details for my kids and....I've been sewing 1950's style in part for our 1950's history presentation! After searching through lots of vintage patterns on-line from the 1950's, I decided to use Butterick's 5603 pattern which is a remake of one from their collection in 1956! My research yielded lots of fun colors, but I settled on a spring sorbet of offerings, which included gingham!

Pinks, blues, purples and green for dresses and in ginghams ...
Pinks and yellows from Kensington Palace!
Gingham dress and parasol
Pink, green, white and blue dresses


First I sewed View A from a peach silk....


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...which I thought looked rather good on me, but my daughter claimed it!

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My research also yielded many ginghams from the 1950's. One of my favorites is a party dress worn in the 1958 movie Houseboat starring Cary Grant. After he's widowed, Grant takes his sister-in-law, Caroline, to the dance. She wears a pink and white silk gingham dress quite similar to the one that I made! 

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This is a vintage hankie I picked up in an antique store in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania last summer...

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I bought this vintage hankie in Lancaster last summer too!

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Stay tuned for...petticoats!

1 comment:

  1. My friend just bought this pattern and I'll have to share the link to your blog with her. She loves the '50s. I however prefer to dress in things from years before I was born.
    Your twinsie photo is just adorable.
    Val

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