Retro Project Run & Play

The theme for this week on Project Run & Play was Retro Vintage, which had me racking my brain! I had just done retro last week with Oh Jackie, and a kind of vintage look with the Rylie Dress, and furthermore recently finished tackling a 60′s inspired jumper. What was I going to do now?!!

After some searching around, I decided to tackle a 50′s style dress. I know the sock-hop skirt is kind of a cliche, but I just love the bounce they have! And by turning it into a the classic 50′s housewife dress, with the alternate fabric circle skirt pleats, I am in love…

I let the new Hoopla fabric collection by Moda take me back to a place of soda shops and drive in movies…

Added a bow on the back for extra sweetness…

And gave it a tulle petticoat to keep the skirt nice and full…

Anything that can make twirling this much fun has to be good :)

Good luck to all the reader submissions this week!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    Prettier than anything any little girl had back then! I once sneaked my stiff petticoat that crackled to school once and it filled my whole little suitcase…my mum did find out..I was six! I loved that petticoat with a passion.

  2. says

    This is a very pretty dress. I particularly like the pleats on the sleeves. You also have to love that twirl!! I am the other half of Sew Together. Caroline is my little sister. Thanks for your encouraging comment today!

  3. says

    Is there a pattern for this dress? My daughter just saw it and is BEGGING for me to make one for her. I can follow a pattern, but am not very good at creating on my own. =(

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