Monday, March 27, 2017

title pic A 1940s Dress for a WWII Dance

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!   Here is my 1940s dress which I sewed for a WWII themed dance that my husband and I attended!  I sewed it from an extremely rare vintage Butterick Pattern 9218 using a lipstick red rayon print. The bodice has very intricate shirring at the sleeves. As you can see, the original […]

title pic The “It’s a Wonderful Life” Costume – Mary’s Dancing Dress!

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on December 7, 2014

Donna Reed’s Charleston Dress – It’s a Wonderful Life Costume Reproduction It is quite possibly the most beloved Christmas film of all times.  It’s a Wonderful Life is as much an American holiday tradition as roast turkey or Christmas shopping.  Between the timeless storyline, the 1940s costumes, old-fashioned “Bedford Falls”, and the superb acting, it’s no […]

title pic The “It’s a Wonderful Life” Dress Part 1 – Research & Sewing

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on December 3, 2014

The It’s a Wonderful Life Costume Reproduction  “Oyez, oyez, oyez – the big Charleston contest!  The prize?  A genuine loving cup.  Those not tapped by the judges will remain on the floor – let’s go!” The scene is as familiar to many of us as our own childhood homes.  From the classic Christmas movie It’s a […]