Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Holiday Outings in Style

As I've mentioned before, I have some weight to lose since giving birth to my son in mid August. Unfortunately, holiday parties and major events don't come to a stand still just because I am larger than I would like to be. I have a wedding to attend on December 3rd and a dinner cruise on December 17th, both of which I need to be fabulous for, I decided the dresses needed to be made to compliment my positives which are few and far between right now.


I love 40's and 50's style dresses, primarily because those era's saw full figured curvy women as sexy, I also enjoy youthful flare of petty-coats and up-do's with a little youth in them, so I began to look for inspiration.


Images courtesy of sewvintagepatterns.com

1950s  FULL SKIRTED DRESS PATTERN 3 PRETTY NECKLINE STYLES McCALLS 4965
I love the yellow dress - I like the idea of a full skirt and 3/4 length sleeves


1950s BEAUTIFUL SURPLICE BODICE FULL SKIRTED DRESS PATTERN McCALLS 3390
Love this style


1950s DREAMY EVENING DRESS PATTERN V NECKLINES, RUCHED BODICE SIDES, VERY FULL SKIRTED ADVANCE 7956
Soo cute!


1950s LOVELY EVENING DRESS, PETTICOAT PATTERN V BACK VOGUE SPECIAL DESIGN 4515
I decided on this style

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V8615

V8615

Since I knew I needed a simple pattern... something easy, I went in my local Joann's fabric store with only one thing in mind, getting a pattern that would say fun and confident without breaking the bank. I found the perfect pattern by Very Easy Vouge. I am doing this gown in plum back satin, I have a perfect pair of black peep toe satin shoes with a fanned ribbon on the heel... So cannot wait to reveal the dress to you all! 


This is the dress for my best friends dinner cruise on December 17th

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Guy Laroche
V2899 


I am also doing easy patterned dresses similar to the 50's style dress I will be wearing to the wedding next month for my daughters (the teen and tween both love 40's and 50's fashion thanks to me) in silver, for our family pictures. 

Images courtesy of sewvintagepatterns.com
Pattern for my girls
1950s LOVELY FRONT BUTTON FULL SKIRTED DRESS PATTERN BEAUTIFUL NECKLINE SPADEA AMERICAN DESIGNERS PATTERN  1263 FEATURING MARGOT McCLINTOCK




Stay tuned for pictures of the dresses, I'm actually very excited to be wearing these and making dresses for my girls too, I can't wait to take holiday pictures. 
   

3 comments:

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

That's is going to be so cute! I can't wait to see you and the girls in them!

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the styles, very sweet but still sassy! :) I can't wait to see the dresses I know there going to be amazing!

Our Delightful Home said...

You are going to look fabulous! I can’t wait to see pictures!

~Mrs. Delightful
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