I normally don't do fashion posts....
But in this case, I will
because I sewed it.
I wanted to share my new
I have a few functions this month
to attend, and so of course
I needed something to wear.
I pretty much dress-up when ever I
get a chance.
And if I can pull off a Vintage
mid-century look in the dress-up process,
then I am very happy.
I used black Baroque Satin.
It has body, but is soft
and comfortable to wear.
I got it at Joanns, on sale, yipee!
I used these two patterns.
I used the bodice from the
retro Butterick, and for the skirt I
used the vogue.
I didn't have enough fabric for
the circle skirt part of the Butterick,
so I improvised, and went with a little
less of a full skirt.
I also added an extra piece to
the bottom of the bodice.
You can see my petticoat\ crinoline
I made that too a while back.
I love my crinoline.
It works with all of my full
vintage circle skirts and dresses.
I used this pattern and tutorial
on Burda Style website.
I love the fullness, and ruffles.
I used marked down fabrics at walmart, that were
not marked, so I'm not sure
what types of fabrics these are.
One part reminds me of charmeuse,
and the other stiff pieces actually could be crinoline.
I used white cotton for the top.
I also wanted to show off
my bouffant or mini bee hive.
I had some pretty good height going.
I love doing my hair up in vintage styles.
My earrings I got at Forever 21.
My necklace in the above pic is vintage.
I changed my mind and chose to
wear the necklace below, which
is also from Forever 21.
My eye glasses really rounded out the
whole vintage vibe that I was going for.
My husband was saying funny things
during this mini photo shoot,
alas my awkward smile....
You can see how full and pretty the skirt
part of my dress turned out as I try to do a twirl.
I had a hard time deciding
what cardigan to wear.
This jewel toned aqua one,
seemed to work out perfect.
I didn't forget to wear my
favorite cocktail Ring either.
It is such a blast dressing
from another time period.
Life is short, dress fun!