Wednesday, November 24, 2010

decisions decisions - whats a girl to do!

With my youngest sister-in-law's wedding looming my thoughts have turned to what to wear..............
I don't want to spend alot of money on something that might only get worn once, so I've been thinking about making myself something.  And after getting into Mad Men in a s.e.r.i.o.u.s.l.y. BIG way I thought vintage might be the way to go!  It's going to be a day time wedding so no need to go overboard with the dress.

Something classy and classic I think.

Luckily I have a few vintage patterns in my stash!
Not because I ever really thought I would use them but just because I love to look at them.

These are the ones I'm considering.

This pattern, Simplicity 4116, is actually not vintage, but was a free download from somewhere.  I think with the right fabric, it does have a vintage feel.

This dress is gorgeous.  Vogue 5565, the pattern includes a cute little 3/4 length sleeve jacket.

Simplicity 5017. Simple yet stunning 1960's evening dress..............

Vogue 5782.  Screams Joan.  Love, love, love this dress.

So which one do I go with?  Which is your favourite?


  1. I love, love, love the black one.

  2. I like Vogue 5565 and think it would be chic and slimming. I also love the full skirt on 5017, but think the neckline would be a little conservative. Either way make a toile first - I find those vintage patterns can be a little tricky.

  3. I love the Simplicity 5017, it is really beautiful and would be perfect for a wedding. What colour would you do it in? Solid or printed? I can't wait to see what you come up with!

  4. Hej Fran

    I agree with you... LOVE the Vogue 5782, but you should wear the gloves too!
    Whatever you decide to make, it's going to be fantastic!
    Happy Sewing!

  5. I love these, my vote(s) are for the last two, can't wait to see what you choose + fabric! - kb

  6. 5565 or 5017. But they're all fabulous. Can't wait to see what you decide to do and how they turn out.

  7. Am I too late to comment? I like the last one!


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