Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Miss Modern

Well, not completely modern. 

The skirt is a vintage dress pattern that I love.  I actually wore the dress today and have decided I need to make a Fall or Winter appropriate version.  

One more project to add to the list, which gets longer every day!

I am not exactly sure what made me pair these two designs together, but I am very pleased with the result.

The Cynthia Rowley design is wonderful . . . and those pants look pretty cute, too.  If only I was six feet tall like the model.

There have been quite a few questions about the bra cups I used for this top.  They are Dritz Soft Molded Bra Cups I found at JoAnn Fabrics – nothing special.  I will say that I have used their Molded Bra Cups before and they are like armor.  I prefer something that can actually bend – both for wearing and during construction of the garment!  The Soft Molded version can be trimmed down, which is also handy.

Because the design has under-bust and princess seams, there are plenty of seam allowances to tack them into place.

It just hit me – both of these patterns are Simplicity.  Perhaps the pairing is not so strange after all, even if they are separated by sixty plus years!

Top:  Made by me, Simplicity 1371
Skirt:  Made by me, Simplicity 3224
Shoes:  Hinge


  1. It looks really quite 1950s as a set. I love that faux-halter neckline. It looks so cool to wear but more comfortable than a true halter, which I find give me a sore neck. Definitely one I would make.

  2. This is absolutely smashing on you!

  3. Laura, I always enjoy seeing what you've made. An Autumn version will be fun!

  4. Very cute! Looks like something a gal would wear in those 40s college musicals.

  5. I wasn't very fond of the top when I first saw the top on your dressform. On you it is beautiful. It is unique and very flattering.

  6. Gorgeous colours and designs! You wear wear halter style necks extremely well.

    ♥ Jessica

  7. You do "sort of modern" very well! And thank you for the info on the soft molded bra cuts - I'll definitely open my mind to the possibilities, and might find myself making something I wouldn't otherwise!

  8. Love your outfit and it really suits you.

  9. I love seeing your outfits but my goodness I am so in love with your shoes too. They are always perfect compliment to your outfits.

  10. Love the whole ensemble! Beautiful.

  11. The fit of your blouse is impeccable!!! I hope to have such refined skills some day!