A Custom Request!

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A lady contacted me a couple of weeks ago with a very specific request. She was to be a guest a t a 50's themed wedding, and wanted to know if I could make her a dress very similar to the one worn by Audrey Hepburn in the modern Galaxy chocolate advert.

In her words "It has to be in keeping with the brides quirky style, laid back and nothing that doesn't scream 50's". The bride was also keen to incorporate sage green in the colour scheme. The dress should also have wrist length sleeves and a very long skirt for the religious ceremony, which afterwards the sleeves needed to be rolled back up to the more traditional 1950s 3/4 length.

We decided on a shirtwaist dress style with kimono sleeves and a button front, with a full lining as the wedding was to take place in February. The colours chosen were Dusty green polkadot cotton, ivory lining and satin trim and a 2 layer Alice petticoat in ivory.

1950s custom shirtwaist dress




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