Friday, December 2, 2016

Marilyn Monroe Bandana Print Skirt Set

I love this outfit, its a great combination of sexy pinup style with a more casual everyday style, something that would be easier to work into your wardrobe than some of the other styles Marilyn is better known for. 

Black Top with low cut front, X back with rhinestone trim, low scoop back button closure, bra cups sewn inside, elastic along top edge of bodice.

Super full red white and black paisley bandana print cotton with 3 tire ruffled trimmed with matching black piping, back zip with button. This sample outfit shown above is available at 
Psychedelic Pinup on Etsy

Styled after a lesser known outfit worn by Marilyn Monroe during a photoshoot with Philippe Halsman in 1954. See original images below:

Thursday, November 24, 2016

JFK Happy Birthday Mr. President Dress - Detail Closeups

With the famous Birthday dress being auctioned off once again there are tons of new photos and videos all over the internet of the details and i wanted to share some of those with you guys. I have been trying to figure out the curved seam in the skirt and after talking with a number of people over on my instagram and zooming in on videos i have come to the conclusion that it ends in a dart near the high hip somewhere below and between the side dart and front dart. What once looked like a very basic shaped dress has proven to be much more detailed and clever on closer inspection. I plan to update my pattern to reflect these details soon, though will probably make some adjustments so that it is easier to alter for a range of sizes. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Marilyn Monroe's Bus Stop Showgirl Costume

Finally got to make this amazing outfit! I used a green stretch satin and used pre-strung black sequins hand sewing them into the fish scale pattern, the green is then sewn to a nude bra with black fishnet and finished off with gold fringe, i bough two gold beaded appliques for the hip and added gold rhinestones, legs are finished with elastic and zips up the back, the tulle train is re-moveable as well just like the original costume, I purposefully didn't make all the sequins line up as the original had a used and altered look. I would have put the costume on a dress form but don't have one small enough with legs so a hanger had to do :-)

below pictures of the actual costume and publicity shots of Marilyn herself.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bettie Page Heart Bikini

Custom request item styled after the red and gold heart bikini made and worn by Bettie Page, i used a beautiful Chinese Brocade and lined it in cotton, the cups have a light foam cup inside, halter tie and under bust tie, the bottoms have elastic at the legs and hook at the hip. Below the photos used for reference :-)

Friday, July 15, 2016

Norma Jean's White Short Overalls- Early Marilyn Monroe

Styled after the white denim short overall romper worn by Norma Jean, in several early photo shoots. Made with stretch denim fabric, front metal zipper, high waist with shoulder straps cross in the back with button adjustment inside back waist. Sample now available on Etsy at link below

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Marilyn Monroe Casual Knit Wear- Stripe Dress, Stripe Top & Harlequin Bikini

Styled after the Shift Dress worn by Marilyn Monroe. Stripe cotton jersey knit fabric, sleeveless pull on style with large fold over cowl neck collar, Simple shift for casual days. Available here:

 Styled after the tank top worn by Marilyn Monroe. Multi color jersey knit fabric, very light weight rayon blend lined slightly sheer, stripes match at seams. Scoop neckline, simple slip on style. Now available here:

 Styled after the bikini top worn by Marilyn Monroe. Black and white Diamond pattern print, knit fabric fully lined, white cotton tie under bust,  soft foam bra cups.Available here: