Friday, March 23, 2012

Mail Order 4566...

I am still in love with mail order here is another one.



I made this dress especially for my trip to Bendigo, in country Victoria, to see the Grace Kelly exhibition.  The fabric is vintage, and I made the corsage on my left shoulder using vintage buttons and wire edged ribbon.  The hat is vintage also.

The mail order patterns seem so reliable to me, this one went together beautifully, and the fit is great.  The dress has a very elegant look, and I felt I could channel just a little of Grace's style.

The exhibition was beautiful - there were many gowns, accessories, and an Oscar on display.  The haute couture garments were varied, and stunning.  They demonstrated Grace's ability to remain stunningly elegant whilst staying very current in her choices.

Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga were just a few of the amazing designers on display.  Her two wedding outfits were displayed, and many garments from her movies.

Well worth the trip!


  1. Love it. I see so many of these Advance patterns that I like - do you get yours from Ebay?

  2. I've picked up a few of these patterns from various op shops over the years but never tried them - maybe I should since your dress turned out so fantastically! I love your hat and shoes too, they go so well with the whole outfit

    1. I just love the mail order patterns - give them a go :-)

  3. Love this pattern ..what bust size is it and how did it compare to your size? Was there a lot of ease? Jax mrsbeevintage
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