Friday, July 09, 2010

New Vintage Wardrobe #26: My 40th Birthday Dress

Okay. I'm like  a year and a half behind posting this. But I think you'll like it anyway.
It's the dress I made for a dinner out in the city for my 40th Birthday. That was a year ago last October.
Dinner was great by the way. Deee-lish.

I haven't worn it much and when I put it on for the photo shoot I wondered why not.
It's a very nice dress.

I have to fix the sleeve hems now that I have a bit more sewing experience.

It's so grownup and sophisticated.

It's a scotch and soda dress.

The top is raw silk and the bottom is a heavy rayon, vintage hand screen printed.

Maybe I  just don't pull off sophisticated as easily as I'd like!


Simplicity 2153. 
Circa  Late 50's, I'd imagine


It was pretty darned easy to make, 
Just like it said on the package 
and it was all salvage materials for my Fabric Fairy Godmother...
Thanks Diana!


 As usual...Fashionably Late,

Betty

24 comments:

Natalie said...

You pull it off with beauty and brains... Betty is The Whole Package!

Rose said...

You made yourself a beautiful birthday dress! I love the pictures.

Mosaicista said...

Sophisticated, elegant, original, I like it!!!

dorie said...

OMG - you are blirt before blirt. you are looking adorable and making me think i need pearls of some sort.

Bitterbetty said...

Dorie! I was just thinking as I edited the pics.... "Blirt! It's a Blirt!"

I'm sending you some pearls.

sulu-design said...

Why don't you wear this more often? You are hot it in. Hot. It's sexy in the classiest way ever. Nice fabric selection, too. You better find more reasons to put it on.

Rebecca said...

What a fun photoshoot! I have a Fabric Fairy Godmother too. I think I'm going to borrow that phrase and use it too :)

Sonya said...

You are the very PICTURE of sophistication!

Elise said...

I think this dress if fabulous!! And you look lovely in it! I have been thinking about making a dress . . . you have inspired me! Thanks for sharing!

Joshua said...

That is an adorable outfit! You've also got a really great blog. I'll definitely be checking back!

Daphne said...

Lovely dress - definitely should wear it more often, to sophisticated or silly events. You look lovely too!

Hey, I'm using the iron today. Knocked it over once already, it's still ticking. Now to go *cut* the fabric!

Rose@craftymcgee said...

Beautiful! That skirt fabric is gorgeous.

Jodz said...

So gorgeous and you look fabulous in it.

Kristin L said...

Love, love, love those fabrics! And with the silver shoes? Definitely Scotch and Soda. :-)

Pat said...

Super cool dress. I can really appreciate the combo of fabrics.

Shelley Noble said...

Gasp. So good. Loving the fabric choice with this pattern.

Wende said...

I hope you had an amazing 40th! You should wear that dress... but be prepared for people to stop you in the street and ask you where you shop. :D

Mary-Laure said...

It's beautiful! I love the print of the skirt part. Very elegant.

ohthecuteness said...

Don't pull it off? Are you kidding me, that dress looks amazing!

Sara said...

Betty--You are Toooooo Cute! Love it! Well done!

Courtney said...

Love your dress! Stunning.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

You did a great job with that one! Very unique with the leaves on the skirt.

etoilee8 said...

How lovely!! And happy belated birthday!

Blakeney said...

I love, love, love your dress, and you wear it beautifully! You could have stepped right out a fashionable 50's magazine photo spread.

I've always loved the late 50s fashions...(sigh)...unfortunately I'm a card-carrying member of the Fluffy Chicks Club and can't pull them off...maybe one of the circle skirts...

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