Connie’s new 1950s dress

Well, now that the Spring line is over, it’s time to start in on the custom work! And what a more lovely way to begin than with this dress?


This charming number is destined for Miss Connie Bonacorsi of Badger’s Wood, and we were so excited to start working on it! The lines are fantastic and when I (Melinda) found some gorgeous blue silk duppioni to make it up in, well — the rest, as they say, is history.

Anyway, we’ve done the mock up and last night I sewed the main pieces of the dress together.  This means that right now it definitely looks like a dress, but it’s still a ways from being completed — for one thing, it still needs a zipper! Then we’ll have to do all the finishing work. But for now, enjoy the pictures!

The dress by itself, front view

The final ribbon will be blue, not white, but I just grabbed something of the right width to test the scale.

As you can see, it's just pinned up the back at this point. But that will change soon!



6 thoughts on “Connie’s new 1950s dress

  1. It’s lovely!! I saw the three pics they had posted and couldn’t wait to see which one you would be doing. The blue duponi silk is perfect, and everything is exactly to scale. I’m looking forward to seeing it when it’s all finished!

  2. Wow! That dress is gorgeous. All the girls at Badger’s Wood must be envious of Connie for having three Melody Valerie one-of-a-kind dresses all for herself! I really like the colors too 🙂

  3. I love the cut and color of dress too! I want one person size! Perhaps that shall be my next project. Well, after all the other ones are done… 🙂

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