1950’s Lace and Chiffon Dress
Miss Connie Bonacorsi, the custom 1950s doll, liked the first dress we made for her so much that she asked if we could make her another. This time, she had a concoction of lace and chiffon in mind. As you can see, the skirt is pleated and the bodice has two terribly cute little straps over each shoulder.
Finding fabric was a bit of a challenge; of course, this dress needed lace, but Connie didn’t want the dress to be either black or red or white. Since those colors are three of the most common for lace, we knew we were in for a bit of an adventure! Happily, though, it didn’t take us long to find this glorious brown lace. It’s a very interesting and complex color, somewhere between chocolate brown and a deep maroony purple.
For the base fabric, we got a delicious red-brown silk; it’s soft and drapey, and pulls out the little bits of red in the lace very nicely. And it made a beautiful bow!
For photos of Connie herself wearing this dress, please visit The Doll Wardrobe!