Monday, 1 July 2013

Vintage Cocktail Gown

This gown is another of my own designs. It is based on the 50's silhouette and many beautiful wedding dress bodices that I have seen over the years. The navy fabric is a slightly stiff silk impersonation and the lace an ordinary fabric from a discount store, but the overall effect is lovely.
The fabric and notions overall cost around $70.00. Couture evening wear was never simpler, or cheaper.

The lace section of the bodice, outlined in a self bias binding

The bodice and lace stitched together

The completed gown, ready for wear

Worn to a wedding...
No-one would guess it was home made

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