50’s Glam for Barbie & Victoire Roux

I had just enough of this hankie left to make a shift dress. I used the same blue dupioni silk to make this wrap, inspired by a vintage Vogue pattern. Available now in my Etsy shop.

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Leaves of Gold II for Barbie, Poppy Parker, and Victoire Roux

I love to browse through photos of vintage sewing patterns on Etsy, eBay, and Pinterest. Recently, I ran across a vintage Vogue pattern from around 1958. The pattern featured a couple different wraps. One was especially unusual because it featured short puffed sleeves. I played around a bit and was able to figure out how to make a miniature version of the wrap.

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I decided to make a strapless dress to go underneath to really accentuate the lines of the wrap. And what better fabric to use than the vintage remnant of embroidered dupioni silk I found on eBay. I chose a princess seamed dress so I could really show off the embroidery. Available now in my Etsy shop.
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Inspiration

I spent an hour or so last night scrolling through photos of vintage Vogue sewing patterns of the 1950’s. Yum. So much gorgeous inspiration. Came across this elegant beauty from 1956 on the blog The Sewing Divas. https://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/vintage-vogue-sheath-dress-pattern/amp/

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The wrap is deceptively simple … just some rectangles cleverly sewn together to mimic a jacket collar. I believe the middle rectangle that forms the back should be on the bias to make the collar fold nicely. Thinking of making this up for Barbie from a Coach scarf and lining the wrap in handkerchief linen to give it some body. Now to choose which Coach scarf should I use …

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