Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on May 23, 2013
The last few months I’ve been looking forward to seeing two of my 1950s dresses in print! In early January I received a surprising email from Threads Magazine asking to feature the “cupcake dress” I made in their summer (July) issue – issue #167. It’s not every day you get an opportunity like that, so it was with great care that I wrapped up my 1950s dress and one of my great big, pouffy crinolines, and shipped them off to the Threads’ Magazine office in New England. Threads kept the dress in their studio for a few months, and shortly after I received the package back, I got the best of all news in the mail – it was a complimentary copy of the latest issue of their magazine that featured my dress on pages 82 and 83!
This issue has a detailed article about the dress, and some really lovely photos of it. I am so thankful for this opportunity and that the pictures turned out so well.
For a little bit of history on this dress, I stitched it up as a model garment for Sense & Sensibility Patterns’ classy 1958 Party Dress Pattern which came out last fall. I absolutely loved this gorgeous pattern design, and whipped up a number of frocks from this pattern! (You can read my full blog post from last year on this dress here.) This particular one has a ruched cummerbund and twirly rosette made from contrasting pink faille, and this recent issue of Threads has really nice close-up shots of the details.
Shortly after sewing my aqua blue 1950s dress earlier this year, Vogue Patterns magazine asked if I could re-shoot the dress so they could have some new images to choose from for their upcoming issue (June/July 2013). So for the photos I accessorized with an pearly 1950s hat/headpiece that I picked up at an antique shop, vintage gloves, and a slightly full crinoline underneath.
Vogue Patterns asked me not to post any of these newer pictures online until the issue had been published, but now that it’s out I can share some of them here! (For more details on the construction of this dress, you can read my post here.) The June/July 2013 issue of Vogue Patterns has a picture of this dress on page 8.
So if you happen to pick up the July issue of Threads or the June/July issue of Vogue Patterns, I hope you’ll enjoy the pictures!
Pretty soon I’ll try to share some photos of the First Ladies’ gowns I saw while in Washington, D.C.! Until then, happy sewing!