Here is the finished dress!
I have to say, I am quite proud of this one - which is certainly a relief after all that work!
I started with two separate patterns from Mrs. Depew Vintage, some gorgeous fabric from my New York trip, and the motivation to make something truly “me.”
The original patterns are solidly based in the 1950s, but what I came up with feels a bit different.
What can I say, I was inspired by the fabric . . . which, let's be honest, really makes the dress. Thank you, Peter and Mr. Charles James, for the motivation to vacation in New York City, or I would never have found it!
Now that I see the finished dress, I also see my recent inspiration.
I was not even aware how some of it creeped in there, but whatever works, right?!
There is definitely some 1950s in there, a bit of Sleeping Beauty’s pointed bodice, some ballet references because of this book, and definitely some Charles James thrown in there for good measure.
Today I stitched a couple of ribbon hangers on the corselette/petticoat, made a cover, and placed it in the back of the closet.
The next step is doing the same to the dress. Perhaps putting this project completely to bed will narrow my focus so I can move onto the next! Because, to be honest, I am feeling a bit adrift at the moment . . . and exhausted!
Dress: Made by me, Mrs. Depew
Corselette/Petticoat: Made by me, Vogue 7698
Purse: Made by me, Vogue 625
Necklace: Vintage Dress Clip
Ring: Grandfather’s class ring
Shoes: Miss L Fire "Bel-Aire"
Velvet Flower: Made by me