Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Tropical 50's Dress


I would have preferred to shoot photos of this dress in front of some appropriately lush tropical ferns, or perhaps some swaying palm trees, but I live in Colorado and we just don't have many of those! So the local town hall will have to do, not that the building serves as a town hall anymore, it is instead a community theater. Still, a rather pretty building nonetheless!

I found this fabric for under $4 dollars a yard! That's right, crazy inexpensive for such a cool print! It is rather sheer though, so this dress is lined in black cotton. I was quite determined to finish this dress before tropical prints become completely inexcusable for the year as summer winds down. It could be my eternal love for black clothing ("It's cute, does it come in black?") but I really love how this dress turned out!





Dress: Made by me
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Vintage, Birthday gift <3
Earrings: Made by me
Bracelet: Target

So that's another sewing project done! I have one more dress I'd like to finish before summer truly ends, but I promise I am still working on my 18th century jacket first. So much sewing, so little time!

8 comments:

  1. It's totally gorgeous! You clever lady, I love the bright florals against the black, and the style of it is just perfection on your figure. I bet you stopped traffic! x

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    1. Thanks Porcelina! I just loved the fabric from the moment I spotted it on the sale table!

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  2. I adore the juxtaposition of the wild, lush, almost mysteriously alluring tropical blooms and the concrete jungle you've sported them in. The two strike me as something one might have seen in Vogue or Harper's during the 40s.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I'm glad to have been editorial on accident!

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  3. What a great print and a bargain too! Also a lovely style of dress that you look brilliant in. Gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Tanith! Can't beat fabric for less that 4 dollars a yard right?! Such a steal!

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  4. Stunning dress, love the colours against the black.

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    1. Thank you Kate! I thought it was a really striking combination too :)

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