50's Style Patterns

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Hey there.

Im trying to recreate a simple 50's style strapless tea length dress
to wear for and after my wedding reception on 1/31. Generally I don't
use patterns, and for the stuff I have made (mainly Renaissance fair
garments-i used online generators to build the pattern)

Do you have any suggestions on *free* patterns for the type of dress I
am trying to make :) thanks!!!!

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No.  But you may want to look through the Vogue pattern catalog.
Specifically the Vintage Vogue section.  You don't really have a lot of
time to draft, drape, make a muslin, then make a dress. This is the time to
use a pattern.  Good luck!

Sharon
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pig.

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Sharon Hays wrote:
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I have to agree with Sharon, for the dress for your wedding the amount
you spend on a pattern will almost certainly be more than offset by the
saving in time (you should learn to value your sewing skills properly)
and hassle and probably also in fabric. This has to be right for you,
for your special day, don't scrimp on 12 bucks for pattern and postage.

Vogue is having a $6.75 special today:
http://www.voguepatterns.com/list/vintage_vogue/all.htm

Hope whatever you choose goes together well and that you have a great day!

Lizzy

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Sharon Hays wrote:
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Have you seen the pattern taken from a 1950's Horrock's dress on the V&A
site?  Free, and lovely.  No reason to make it using a banded print like
the original unless you really want to...

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I have downloaded it, but have yet to try it...

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Thanks, I am going to take a look at that.
I have a question for you. Would you happen to be KateXXX on
renaissancefestival.com?

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I just visited the site, and it appears you are from
renaissancefestival.com!
im Lady Seasan on there:)


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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Hi there!  Nice to see another familiar face here.

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Dat me!  Same all over, me...  ;)

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

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"simple-strapless-tea-length-wedding-reception" and *free*
probably don't play together very well.

How about a really cheap Vintage Vogue :
http://www.voguepatterns.com/list/vintage_vogue/page-1

It's not strapless, but I think #2902 (maybe just a smidge
longer) on the second page would be gorgeous.  You may not
have enough time left between now and the 31st to find a
free pattern, and at $6.75 it's *almost" free.  ;-)

Beverly



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On 1/22/09 6:39 PM, in article glb3k2$4ae$ snipped-for-privacy@news.motzarella.org, "BEI

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The 1094 Vintage Vogue is the same pattern I used to make one of my DS's
prom gown in 1957.  Since I've been searching for a pattern to make myself
an outfit for DGD's evening wedding in late May, DS jokingly suggested I use
the same pattern; she knows I never throw away a pattern.  I think not!
Emily


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Emily Bengston wrote:

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I have one drawer full of size 10 patterns from the 50s and
60s.  Not a prayer of ever using them, but the kids will
have to burn them *after* I die!

The one pattern I wish I had saved (it was probably with my
mother's stash) is for the dress I made for the Singer
Junior Sewing Contest in 1955.  I was 15, and won first
place:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLanding.action?c=jwqxlbn.vggbm2r&x=0&y=-sajtiv&localeid=en_US

Beverly



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On 1/23/09 1:22 PM, in article gld5dj$j6v$ snipped-for-privacy@news.motzarella.org, "BEI

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That is beautiful!  I was working for Singer in 1955, and bought my 1st
Slant-needle machine that year.  Mind how time flies.

You can't find it online?  If I know what brand, I'll see if I have it, and
in that case, I'd be happy to give it to you.  DA left me several Advance
and DuBarry patterns, as well as 1-2 odd names, I don't remember off hand.

A friend sent me some little girl patterns last year, and I gave some to
nieces who have grandchildren, but I scanned the front first.  Both said
that if I want/need one for the new DGD, who is 6-weeks old today, it will
be returned.  
Emily


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Emily Bengston wrote:
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Thanks! My mother bought her first zig-zag slant needle that
year and it came with lessons.  Taking the lessons qualified
one for entering the contest.  Mom urged me to take the
lessons and enter so I did.  ;-)

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I haven't searched for it, have absolutely no idea what
pattern company it was, maybe Simplicity but it could have
been anything (except Vogue, I didn't understand their
no-print patterns!).

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I don't need any additional patterns, I have kept all of
mine (since I became an adult), I have some of my DM's, and
I inherited all of my DMIL's.  Aaack!

Beverly



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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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If you can find it on sale (check JoAnn for $.99 pattern
sales), this one could easily pass for a 50s style and it is
strapless, and close to tea length:
http://www.mccallpattern.com/item/M5001.htm??tab=evening_prom_bridal&page=2

Beverly



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