Sewing 1950s style

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I'm having the best time sewing - I'm costuming for Dial M for Murder and
it's set in 1952. I found one gown in the costume room and took it apart
and put it back together in a 50s style for the dinner dress, and the other
items, I found patterns for and am making from scratch. They're simple, but
different and a bit different than what I usually sew. I'll get some
pictures eventually, but it is fun doing something out of my comfort zone
for now.

~Donna A~

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Donna wrote:
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I still have all my original patterns from the 50s, I was
making all of my own clothes from age 13 on.  The only
pattern I'm missing is the one I used to make the dress I
entered in the Singer Sewing Contest in 1955.  I used a few
of those patterns for various costumes for DDs' high school
plays.  ;-)


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Have you noticed many of the styles are returning today?
The eldest DGD wore a dress to her graduation that was almost identical to a
dress I wore to a party in 1951; hers was navy & mine was black.

-- Emily

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Emily Bengston wrote:
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I know...  I love it.  :)  Alice Lon petticoats!  Gotta make one!
Kate  XXXXXX  R.C.T.Q Madame Chef des Trolls
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They're in the Butterick and Vogue pattern books, as well as on display in
a Simplicity thing at Hancock. I'm using a Butterick pattern for one of

~Donna A~

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