Saturday, May 16, 2015

Niagara Dress in Polkadots

  It's not often that i get to make the same dress several times each in a different fabric or print. I must say that i love this Niagara dress design even more in dots than the solid pink that i usually use. Though maybe its just because its something different. Its a classic Marilyn Monroe dress that just screams 50s but is still very wearable today. All of these are cotton prints, the black with small red dots is a stretch poplin, the others are non-stretch. All have built in foam cups and faux button fronts with an invisible zipper up the back. My fave is the red with black dots below ;-)















Sunday, March 29, 2015

Marilyn's 2pc Bikini Sunsuit in Navy Blue


Another Marilyn Monroe classic outfit, 2pc bikini and shorts set, this time in Navy blue with white buttons and trim, you can see the original Marilyn outfit below and my first post about this suit in white here:
 http://morningstar84.blogspot.com/2013/04/marilyn-monroe-white-2pc-sunsuit-bikini.html

Niagara Top & Skirt



 This set is styled after an outfit worn by Marilyn Monroe while shooting "Niagara"
A wide square neckline top with wide cap style sleeves, angled darts in front and buttons up the back. On the bottom is a fitted wiggle skirt with an angled wrap front. The set is available as a custom order through my Etsy shop.





Thursday, March 12, 2015

Marilyn Monroe's Little Black Bubble Dress



 This dress was inspired by a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the late 1950s, when she was filming/promoting for "Some Like it Hot''  I made a few changes to the original dress design which you can see below.  I raised the neckline at the customers request and put in a stretch mesh lining with bra cups in the bodice. I did not include the back bubble drape as i felt it was a bit too much fabric, though i did have to weight the back hem to counter the weight of the drape in the front to get an even hemline. Great little black dress with an unexpected detail. This will be available as a custom order item in my Etsy shop Morningstar84




Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mad Men Dresses-Late 60s


I made these dresses sometime last year and forgot about posting them, three are styled after the dresses worn by ''Megan'' and the last was a secretary i don't remember her name. All from the Tv show Mad Men.  All of these were made using vintage patterns that were close to the basic shape and then modified for each dresses specific details.

Empire waist Shift dress. Hounds-tooth non stretch woven fabric. double breasted with silver button front, short sleeves, Large fold down collar. Fully lined



 Teal stretch suiting fabric, also double breasted button front, shift with short sleeves, asymmetrical collar and chiffon scarf pin, also was fully lined, this time with a stretch satin.




This one is more of a full A-line with princess seams, printed bias binding and neck scarf, can be worn in a bow of just a knot with long ends, made using a stretch navy suiting and lined in stretch navy satin. back zipper, I was lucky to find a vintage cotton print that was similar to the same print used on the show




And finally a light blue stretch suiting wiggle dress with short sleeves and attached scarf collar, fitted bodice with pencil skirt. small gathers at the hip, back zipper, fully lined in stretch satin.
 




Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I thought id share some of the things i made while ''on vacation'' from custom orders during December. I finally got to use some of my stash fabric and make some cute one of a kind outfits, all of these are for sale and i have added links id you are interested in any of them. I had a lot of fun making these and hopefully will continue to be able to make more of these kinds of things between custom orders this year. Summer clothes are my favorite, as you all can probably tell from what i made, lol only one thing with sleeves. But now is the time to get started on that summer wardrobe!


https://www.etsy.com/listing/217169686/1950s-style-cherry-print-wiggle-dress?ref=shop_home_active_2



 Cotton print wiggle dress in a charming cherry print, one shoulder bodice, fitted midriff with hip detail, fitted pencil skirt, back zipper double straps. all underlined in white cotton.



new cotton print cherry dress with fitted bustier bodice, boning support, bra cups, adjustable halter ties,elastic across the back, double ruffle skirt trimmed in lace, back zipper. One of a kind out of print fabric there is not enough to make another



 Banana Print Crop Top




Lovely red satin finish cotton with stretch, contrasting hand dyed pink/red lace over white sweetheart front, boning support, elastic scoop back with invisible zipper, back flounce skirt. Perfect Valentines day dress!


 New cotton print dress made in a vintage 1960s style, V cross over neckline with gathered bust, fitted midriff and aline mini skirt with gathering at the hip, half lining in skirt, long sleeves with elastic cuff, back invisible zipper


 roses and skulls print cotton Cropped top and skirt in a 1950s Early Marilyn Pinup style,
button front top with scoop neckline trimmed in lace, matching full mini skirt with high waist band mat of stretch satin, also trimmed in lace, back button closure. SOLD


Made using new cotton print fabric, One of a kind! Bikini halter top with shorts lined cups and side boning, hook back with elastic matching hi-waist shorts, unlined back zipper. elastic waist back. SOLD


New country pinup play set in a western horseshoe and star print cotton, bikini top with fringe bust and lace trim, cross back with elastic hook closure, high waist stretch satin waist band a-line mini skirt


 Fun pinup skirt in pink chiffon and satin, high waist with heavy cotton waistband, back invisible zipper. perfect for adding that 50s flare to your wardrobe,
wear for dirty dancing themed photo shoots or weddings reception