Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Vintage Wardrobe Project# 24: The Mail Order Pattern


This is a mail order pattern from the LA Times.
2 years minus only about 1 Month, I think.
My first pattern with no seam lines or printing on the pieces.
And it was mailed in 1952 to Miss Bonnie Lawrence.
But it doesn't look like she ever made it.

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Finally finished... Ta Daaaah!
New skill: Button loops!


I'm happy. 
Sooo Happy, in fact, that I made it a necklace, out of vintage bingo pieces and milagros.

I bought this  fabric from my friend Amber (aka Maple Syrup) and I think these two boys look like her two boys.. at least a little. 
 
But these guys would be older than me these days.
This NVW project is dedicated to her.

 



I got the buckle form the Addison Studio sale that I attended with my lovely sister...
Perfect, don't you think?

Well, That's all until Monday!
Thanks to Miss Retro Modern for the backgrounds for this shoot!

18 comments:

Maria Stahl said...

You have such a perfect figure for these styles. :o) Gawgeous.

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE it!! It looks GREAT on you! And what a clever post!
So cute!

Ms.Cleaver said...

The fabric is lovely and I love all your recent photoshoots - they're so much fun!!

Kristin L said...

I have some of that fabric. I would never have envisioned it as a dress, yet it looks absolutely perfect!

KeLLy aNN said...

Bravo!

Shelley Noble said...

Bitter Betty is a genius.

angelina said...

i loVE that dress. I Love that fabric. LOVELOVELOVE!

ambika said...

Love the dress, love the fabric and love the twirling image! Win, all around.

Lynn said...

Fab vintageness! Great combination of fabrics and details. The pictures are a lot of fun too =)
I need to come up with a project to put some button loops on....hmmmmm.

Rose said...

Great pictures - I'm loving these spreads. But man, you have the most awesome thrift shops in the world - they're better than the regular shops here.

amy said...

I love it! The photos are great!

pinksuedeshoe said...

OK seriously the cutest 50's dress I've seen in a LONG time. I love it and the backgrounds just make the whole thing that much better. You look like you belong in a 1952 BH&G advertisement. Lovely!

Clare said...

WOW what a beautiful dress and I love the choice of fabric. The photos are adorable too, the spinning one is great. This is making me miss my sewing machine more than ever.

Thank you for your lovely comment by the way. Do you have any blog buttons? I think my sidebar needs one...

Regina said...

WOWza! You look maaarvelous! Love the photo shoot pics and the photo twirling action is really fun. Great necklace too. Goes perfectly with your awesome dress.

maplesyrup said...

Oh My!!! Dear Beth, you have made my day! Here I am, doing my usual blog stalking, and WHAMMY! It's for me. You dress turned out SO awesome! You did an incredible job. Thank you for making my grey rainy day, bright and blue. Love love love!
~A

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Fun post!!

Melynda said...

I loooove the photo shoot. The photo in motion is too fun. Well done.

Angelina said...

That is one of my favorite fabrics! What a cute dress. I love the mail order patterns. I have quite a few.

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