Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Pattern: Butterick 5982 MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE DRESS AND BELT: Dress has close-fitting, lined bodice, side front seams, pleated and gathered skirt, back zipper, and belt with bow, knot and Velcro® closing. A/B, C D cup sizes.





   
My Mother's Day Prayer Breakfast dress and Purse.


The hair is a little different: Two-strand twist with pin curls. Yes it's fit for a 1950's dress.
Sizes: 8 - 24
Fabric: Polyester table cloth and dinner mat
Alterations: The skirt is not as full because I cut it as one piece and added 3" to the length. Edging on the neckline is the already folded bias edge of the fabric. I cut it, sewed it to the front and back bodice, serged it, and topstitched it 1/4 inch.

20 comments:

  1. Pretty!! And perfect stripe matching!

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  2. Beautiful dress and purse. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks you and hope you enjoy your day.

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  3. That's a really pretty dress, love the matching purse.

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  4. That looks great! Funky reuse of your fabric -- love that!

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  5. Great fabric to use. I'm glad you made the skirt less full - a full skirt would not have worked so well on you - it has just enough fullness now. I remember the 50's pincurls - my mother used to do her hair like that :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah! While in church today, I remembered the hair style was called pin curls and forgot to come back and correct it. I just did change it from pin tucks.

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  6. Love the colours and print dress looks happy and cheerful. Surprised by your fabric I would never of thought of using a table cloth

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    1. Well, it's 100% polyester, so I just went for it. I just gave away this purse and the leopard one, but will make another.

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  7. Such a neat dress and purse. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you! Hope your Mother's Day was a joyous one.

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  8. Wow! This dress looks so lovely. Can you just open a clothing line? You're such a great designer. I love you. Happy Moms Day to you. Hugs

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    1. Catherine, I thank you for following and appreciate your compliments. Yes, I'm having fun, but my mind is faster than my sewing.

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  9. A lovely dress Dot. It looks fantastic on you.

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  10. Dorothy this is beautiful.. and making the clutch ..just added to it..
    Happy Mothers Day [belated]

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Thanks for all of your wonderful comments. I hope to respond to each message.