On Saturday (only 2 days away – yikes) I’ve been invited to a 60th birthday party with 1950s theme. I planned to make a dress but as I’m running out of time I’ve now decided to make a skirt and top. The main reason I’ve left this until the last minute is due to my current addiction/obsession with crocheting. (More here about that.)
At the end of December I went shopping to Harrogate and bought 2m of each of the following fabric:
The fabric is only 45″ wide so not wide enough to make a full circle skirt (well not for my waist size!). I had a re-think and rather than make a less full skirt I used some white 100% cotton sheet and made some bias trim for the bottom. I used my new rotary cutter – whoppee – super easy to make 157″ of it! I love it! I think one rainy day I’m going to have a full day making all sorts of different bias binding!
I’m not sure how I’m going to make my top. I’ll sleep on it and more to follow tomorrow. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Also, what did they wear on their feet in the 50s? Shoes I know! but was it ballerina type pumps??