Intro: 1950s Poppy Dress
I say this is 1950s, because it was based on a 1950s-style pattern, but I shortened it quite a lot. The ladies of the 1950s probably didn't show of this much leg! I don't have a tutorial for this one, because I made it a little while ago. But I thought I would share it, because I'm pretty proud of how it worked out.
I bought a pattern and then adapted it by adding the low 'v' at the back and shortening the skirt. I also added the sash with remaining fabric.
I have worn this for two weddings already with red shoes and bag. I made a net petticoat to go underneath, but it's not my best work...it was very itchy to wear!
This is a New Look pattern (number 6616 to be precise). Don't forget that all patterns come up massive - like 2 sizes too big, so measure with care!x