When I think of PinUp style, the artwork of Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren come to mind. The whoops-a-daisy expressions and a sneaky peek of a garter belt here and there. This weeks dress was sewn from Butterick Retro 4512, It’s made from black cotton which has a weave pattern throughout, who know’s what the correct name for it is. I happily scored at least 4 metres of the stuff from the op shop for a couple of dollars along with these turquoise coloured retro buttons for 10c. Bargain.
I really like this shade of blue so I accented the bow sewing it to the underside of each piece, the bodice is lined in the same black fabric which makes the dress rather heavy, which I like, it feels solid and sturdy on. I made my own piping which travels around the neck line and around the top half of the bodice, I think a thin blue belt in the same shade would of completed the look perfectly. Cheesy Pinup face? this is the best I can muster ha ha. This is really not my thing but I did have fun putting this post together and I do love this dress. The perfect dress for a summer night with a cocktail I think. I hope I have done the PinUp style some justice, some peeps are very passionate about this look. Nailing the hair, make-up, the whole look right down to the correct shoes. Not one element out of place. What clever and passionate ladies hey!?
How’s this for a cheesy pose?
Breezy back detail, I am a beacon of shining white, like a lighthouse guiding the boats in at night.
I like the front, the halter neck, bow and buttons it’s all gone together rather well. Now where’s that cocktail?