Vintage Sewing Inspiration #2: 1950s Summer Dresses

by - 5/15/2016

As soon as the sun comes out, I'm dreaming of 1950s summer dresses. The full skirts, the beautiful bold prints and the fine details that make each dress feel so unique. I'm working on my own vintage inspired Summer dress pattern at the moment. I'm combining a couple of patterns to create a fabulous retro dress for everyday wear. It won't be anything too fancy, just a lovely retro dress for running errands and sipping white wine spritzers in the garden!

So here I've put together some of my favourite 1950s vintage dresses I've found on Pinterest. Combined with my vintage style fabric picks from online haberdashery Weaver Dee (not a sponsored post). Enjoy!

When you think of vintage Summer dresses, floral is a must! Whether its big bold prints and blooms or small ditsy prints, you can't go wrong! I also love these classic shapes, with a simple bodice top and full gathered skirt. Much like the dress I'm designing for myself.

II'm still trying to find the perfect stripe for me, but how lovely are these? I'm in love with the stripe fabric in the main image and look at that collar - it's the dress of vintage dreams! Those colours are amazing together, now nothing else will do until I find a fabric dupe. If you know of one, point me in the right direction please!

I believe everything should be made in polka dots. It's such a fun, simple and classic print, it really does work for everything! I love the multi coloured mini spot fabric, But classic red and white or black and white are already in my fabric stash!

If you enjoyed this post then you need to follow my Vintage Dresses board on Pinterest. I'm constantly updating it with my latest online vintage finds.What are you favourite 1950s style dress patterns? I need more in my life!

Thanks for reading, pinups.

P.S. It's Weaver Dee's birthday this month and you can get 15% off until the end of the month. The perfect excuse to start your Summer dress! Code: BIRTHDAY

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  2. What a cool collection of summer,i love all outfits.Polka dot outfits are mine favorite.