Month: October 2012

Girls’ 1958 Party Dress Pattern

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Girls' 1958 Party Dress with matching ladies' dress

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!

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We have a winner!

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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. Read more…

Ladies’ 1958 Party Dress Pattern

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1958 Party Dress

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 a party dress that would provide glamorous results without tears for beginners and also satisfy long-time vintage fashion enthusiasts. I hope this pattern fills the bill!

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1950s ePattern Collection

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Girls 1958 Party Dress pattern cover

If you’d like to purchase all the 1950s ePatterns together (women’s and girls’), you’ll receive a 15% discount! This bundle includes all of the patterns shown here. For more information about each pattern included in this bundle, please browse the individual listings in the Titanic/Teens Era category.

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A peek behind the scenes!

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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 […] Read more…