Friday, May 28, 2010

Vintage Pattern, Modern Look

So, at my uni they are doing the production Anything Goes, which is set in the late 40s/early 50s (not quite sure exactly.) One of the dresses for the production was based on a vintage Simplicity pattern, which had missing pieces. The Head Cutting Assistant, Indi, redrafted the bodice, and made the skirt a full circle. Originally the skirt was quite straight, obviously for fabric rationing.
If you like, I can get the original pattern number from uni but, as I said, most of it has been redrafted and is not the original pattern. Anyways, here's my pictures.
I know mirror pictures are awful, but it's really hard to see the pleating and triangular belt otherwise. Still, its really hard to see here.

I'll be wearing this dress to the afterparty in Adelaide in two weekends time: hopefully I'll get some really good pictures there.


Vivian V. Dimples said...

What a honey pot! Gosh, where's mine?

Jennifer said...

I love this dress! nicely done.

harbourmaster said...

I WISH we'd done Anything Goes while I was at WAAPA! It's my all-time favourite musical. Dress looks gorgeous!

ps. I think it's set early 40s? I'd even be tempted to say late 30s...