Vintage June: 1950’s Style Dress

Here at Croft Mill we are celebrating ‘Vintage June’ by sharing vintage fabrics and patterns. We’ve had people sharing photos of their creations on Facebook… even some photos of stunning of Tudor Dresses.


Croft Mill Vintage June

Talking of Vintage June, sometime ago, Caroline posted a blog about wanting to make a 1950’s style dress. If you can’t remember that far back, you can always re-read the article. The response she got was amazing. Lots of people emailed in with suggestions, so many in fact that it has taken us quite a while to go through them all looking at the brilliant designs!
We thought you might want to see the results, so although the dress is still not made, you can see some of our favourite suggestions here.
Butterick pattern 5605 doesn’t have a true box top that we were looking for however we love how this pattern, personally we would make it out of black dress fabric for timeless elegance.
If you’re looking for something with more colour, why not use a cotton poplin fabric to make Audrey Dress Pattern’s Eliza M Collection.

audrey eliza m dress
One lovely lady emailed us a link to this downloadable pattern, this dress is made out of cotton. We have a vast selection of cottons on our website, just in case your fabric stash is running low. This is also probably the most Audrey Hepburn type one, so you could even make it out of Maypole. If you do this however you are honour-bound to wear it with pearls (60’s sunglasses optional.)

Vogue also have a great selection of 1950’s and vintage-style dress patterns here. We especially love the pattern, shown in the image below.

vintage style check yellow dress



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    21/07/2014 at 8:02 PM

    Have you looked at the Flora Dress from By Hand London?

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      28/07/2014 at 2:07 PM

      Just had a look, it looks perfect! Thank you for bringing it to our attention, have you tried making this one? 🙂

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    Billie's Craft Room
    28/02/2015 at 5:29 PM

    Love the beige/gold coloured dresses at the very top of the post. What pattern was used for those as it looks different from the later ones mentioned?

    Love 50s styles.

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      02/03/2015 at 12:31 PM


      Thank you for your comment, I don’t have the pattern for those ones unfortunately. They were made by a customer (who sells them), you should be able to find her on Facebook, she is called Pam Whitney.

      The fabric she used was actually one of our Crafty Spots poplin prints.

      We love the 50s styles too, they are so flattering to wear 🙂

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    17/09/2015 at 12:56 PM

    […] are known for their sewing patterns – if you’re thinking about trying one, you can read our roundup of favourite patterns here, and what fabrics to use […]

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    16/04/2018 at 5:36 AM

    We love the 50s styles too, they are so flattering to wear

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