As promised, I have a picture of me in a 1950’s dress. I love this dress. It’s almost what I need for Alison’s wedding.
The fit is not perfect and it has a stain on the front bodice. But what I love about it is how the kimono sleeves and the midriff band give the dress a smooth classic shape. The bodice also has an interesting gusset insert. It’s not a traditional gusset. This one goes all the way from the midriff band to the sleeve edge. As soon as I saw this dress, I knew I had to make one just like it for myself. And what better opportunity than now with a Mother of the Bride dress to be made. Reproducing this design is my latest project and so far, it is working out well.