Well, this year at the 2012 Costume College the theme was "The Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930-1955". So, you guessed it, I needed a new dress of the era. Now 1930 to 1955 is WAY out of my regular milieu, so I needed to do some research. After a few weeks of checking Pinterest Boards, EBay, and other resources, I decided I like the 1950's best. It was the last year that "petticoats" where being worn. I found a vintage 1950 Tea Length Garden Party Dress pattern online for $6 on EBay. I needed to resize the pattern pieces, which I did very carefully, and then worked from my copies to create the dress.
|1953 Vintage Pattern|
|White Lucite Purse and Vintage Cutout Sunglasses|
|Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons|
|1950's Tea Length Garden Party Dress|