Friday, December 13, 2013

Frock Fridays: Flashback to 1953

I think I mentioned recently that we're going to the Bahamas over Christmas; it's my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary on December 24th, so they're taking the whole family down to celebrate for a week.  While we're there, Jon and I will sneak away one night for a romantic dinner, just the two of us, and I have no idea what I'll wear.  I haven't been somewhere hot in the winter since 2004 or 2005!  It's totally throwing me off my fashion game.

If I'd been really organized and thoughtful, though, I'd have found a vintage dress pattern from 1953 and made - or asked my mother to make me - a frock I could wear for our date that honors Nana and Pappy's anniversary.  This shape is so me anyway, the length is enormously flattering, and I love the little flirty bows at each shoulder.  And it would be such fun to think that my grandmother might have worn something similar at my age!


Butterick 5708

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13 comments:

  1. I love these dresses and would love to one day be a lady whose closet is filled with dresses for all occasions.

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  2. totally obsessed. Please share photos of how it turns out!

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  3. I don't have the pattern yet - IF I were organized and thoughtful I would have done this in time! but I do love it, so I'll try to find it in my size. MOOOOOOOM HEEEEEEELP! haha

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  4. Beautiful, I love that style - so elegant!

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  5. i love '50s style. that red dress is divine! i hope y'all have fun in the bahamas!

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  6. YES PLEASE!!! I also think you would slay it in the one-shouldered number.

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  7. love those dresses! have a great trip! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  8. How sweet! I went to a blogger event at a vintage clothing store and the owners kept insisting that the clothing was made for my body type. I'll definitely take that as a compliment!

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  9. A Butterick pattern! My Nana used to sew using those! :)

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  10. That's beautiful!! Hope we get to see the dress :)

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  11. A great classic pattern! I hope you find the perfect dress.

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