Thursday, June 2, 2011

Best Dressed in Vintage...

Firstly, I must apologise for not writing for what seems like forever. I have been sewing heaps, but not following through with photo taking and blogging.
I will try to do better...

On Sunday (29th May) I went to the Melbourne Vintage Show. I wore dress and hat - made by me, vintage seamed nylons and foundation garments, brand new vintage-y cream shoes, and vintage Glomesh evening bag, cream belt, and crocheted gloves.

Best of all, I was chosen as "Best Dressed in Vintage" - YAY!

I won a copy of the memoir "A Life in Frocks" by Kelly Doust, and two tickets to an exhibition "Mannequin" celebrating the fashion models in Melbourne during the 1950s and 60s. Everyone at the show was asking about my outfit, and were really complimentary when I told them I made the dress and hat.

Butterick 5281

Vogue 7464

Both patterns are reproduction vintage patterns, and were really quite easy to put together. The dress uses stretch satin, from Clegs, in emerald green. The hat was made with pale camel wool felt, emerald green vintage millinery leaves, and pale 'greeny-cream' velvet ribbon.

I really loved the way the entire outfit came together...what do you think?


  1. I'm not surprised you's a lovely outfit...and extra points for making your own hat!

  2. When I say your post in Sew retro I wanted to come to tell you I did that hat, of course I did not do it as good as you did.
    AND!!!!!!! I have the same patter of the dress!!! I was like "wow, the very same like to both of us" I haven't sewed it yet but I will do it soon.
    Love your look!!

  3. Thank you so much ladies :-)
    BTW Lizzy - the dress was so easy to make, only took a few hours for the main construction.