Every now and again I pick up a dress on eBay, or a swap/sell FaceBook group that has been long discontinued by the manufacturer. Sometimes it’s an older style that I’ve never got around to purchasing, other times it’s a style that I didn’t necessarily want until after seeing it styled in real life. This dress certainly falls into the former category.
One question that always comes up in pinup and vintage fourms is “How to I keep my Pinup Style in winter?” While there is not definitive answer I’ve put together a guide based on my own winter routine. Staring of course with the undergarments and topping it off with accessories.
I began sewing about 9 years ago and although I love creating my own garments I have a serious problem with finishing them. After getting a gig writing for The Lingerie Addict, I found myself fully immersed in bringing these projects to completion. Since my column at TLA means sewing several pieces to completion I decided that I should try and complete some individual projects. So I purchased a bunch of $1.00 patterns and determined to create some non-lingerie garments for myself. My first completed piece (well nearly completed, I still need to fix the closure) is this re-released vintage Butterick Dress.
Take a look at this beautiful evening gown. I’m absolutely in love.
Image courtesy of Dorothea’s Closet Vintage.