Monday, May 29, 2017

title pic Vintage Easter Outfit 2017

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on April 16, 2017

  Happy Easter! My vintage Easter outfit for 2017 was made entirely from vintage Hollywood Patterns that were printed in the 1940s. This was a wonderful project to work on, but I especially had a blast making the ruffled, tiered sleeves.     The blouse reminds me of one that Olivia de Havilland wore in the […]

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 […]