The Elisabeth Dress


I might be bending the rules a bit, but I wanted to share this dress with you. I really want to make another one, but my sewing time is limited this month. I’ll be taking a trip to Arizona, with a stop off in Death Valley for a few days. We’ll spend our Thanksgiving holiday there with two  of our daughters.

Soooo…. This is one of my favorite makes. I copied the pattern from the pattern that was enclosed in the borrowed library book. I made it in September! I hope you will appreciate it anyway.

I used the Elisabeth 1950’s dress pattern from the book BurdaStyle VIntage Modern.

vintage-cover_homeI really love this book, which I borrowed from the library. I could tell that I was the first person to actually use the inclosed patterns to trace off two of the vintage looks that I planned to make. The sizing of the patterns fit me wonderfully with out any alterations. I love when that happens. I did make bodice muslins first thought, just to be sure.

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9 thoughts on “The Elisabeth Dress

  1. There are several really interesting interpretations of vintage to modern. I love how the dress I made turned out and I wouldn’t mind trying a few more of the patterns and ideas. I like that I can check it out of the library and save some money, but if someone gave it to me, I’d also be very happy.


  2. Pretty dress, I have been curious about this book. Did you like the rest of the patterns? I think I will check my library for it.. I love it when a pattern fits with out alterations. Have a wonderful trip


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