When I created the Ladies’ 1958 Party Dress pattern, I knew my girls would want their own dresses to match! Because I’ve had a lot of requests for patterns easy enough for beginners, I’ve kept this pattern as simple as the adult version. Perfect for mother-daughter dresses!
Thank you to everyone who voted, commented, and shared the images over on Facebook Sunday and Monday. It was fun to watch the tally, as people took sides and gave their reasons for their favorite image. In the end, this photo was the clear winner with 126 likes and 43 comments.
I’ve had many requests from customers for an easy dress pattern that even a beginner could tackle. When the 1950s won my fashion era poll in late 2010, I decided to create something that would provide glamorous results without tears for beginners and also satisfy long-time vintage fashion enthusiasts. I hope this pattern fills the bill!
We shot photos this weekend for my new Ladies’ 1958 Party Dress pattern, inspired by Ruth Orkin’s iconic “American Girl in Italy” from 1951. When my husband saw the original shot, he said, “Honey, that is the perfect setup for your new pattern!” Of course, Orkin didn’t set up the original–she just caught it as […]
Dear Jennie, Here is the picture of the latest gown I made. I simply love your patterns! This time I used “The Elegant Lady’s Closet” to make a sheer simple cottondress for around 1800. It was so easy and fast to sew (ok, I omitted the lining for being faster and it fits so well […]
Hello! I made this dress for a party my family and I are hosting. One of my sisters and I each got a pattern from you for Christmas. When I saw how beautiful the dresses were I hoped I could someday make one of them. I did not sew very much, so I knew I […]
I recently made a 1914 tea gown using your pattern. I made this to attend a “Picnic at Hanging Rock” event and people wore 1900s costumes to attend. I also used your pattern to make an Edwardian apron to wear to protect the tea gown while helping out the BBQ. I also include pictures of […]
This dress was made from Sense and Sensibility’s 1780’s portrait dress pattern with some fitting alterations. I added buttonholes and daisy buttons to close the back. When it came time to mark the tucks and hem, my daughter was so excited about the length and about it being a “Princess” dress! In the end, instead […]
This Regency gown was inspired by the Alice in Wonderland story and also by Tim Burton’s signature director style and mood. Thus the black and white stripes came into play. The gown is created with a lovely white embroidered cotton fabric that is fully lined and accented with a black and white striped cotton. I […]
I made this dress for the Jane Austen Society annual Spring gala in Chicago. I altered the pattern to button down the front and to have “slashed” upper sleeves. The pattern is so easy to use and easy to alter that it took me no time at all to make. And Regency gowns are so […]