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V8875 - going to a wedding

sewingj

Re: V8875 - going to a wedding
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 08:43:36 AM »
Hats!  (got one from these people for my daughter`s wedding - fab and not too expensive)  - look at the Pillboxes

http://maxandellie.com/products?f[0]=field_product_category%3A5

UttaRetch

Re: V8875 - going to a wedding
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 08:55:29 AM »
@Ravingdoll:  I saw this

and thought of the coat.  The dress could be in a toning plain colour.
What goes around comes around.

Vegegrow

Re: V8875 - going to a wedding
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 09:57:52 AM »
Hats!  (got one from these people for my daughter`s wedding - fab and not too expensive)  - look at the Pillboxes

http://maxandellie.com/products?f[0]=field_product_category%3A5

Blimey those are very long necks.... :S
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

UttaRetch

Re: V8875 - going to a wedding
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 10:59:38 AM »
I'm not a hat wearer, but if Ravingdoll is going for the complete look then looking at contemporary images from the 1950's would be a starting point.
What goes around comes around.

Missie

Re: V8875 - going to a wedding
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 11:39:20 AM »
@Ravingdoll:  I saw this

and thought of the coat.  The dress could be in a toning plain colour.

That fabric is gorgeous, but I would use it (or something similar) for the dress and pick up on the mustard in the roses for the coat.

How exciting Dolly, just the sort of thing I would love to attend.  I do like a good bit of dressing up!  I personally would steer clear of mustard and yellow together, to much of a muchness and probably tricky to match, I would go for a contrast colour.

BrendaP

Re: V8875 - going to a wedding
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 13:09:07 PM »
Most of the pillbox hats on sewingj's link look too modern, they have too many feathers and frothy bits to look classic 1950s

https://vintagedancer.com/1950s/1950s-womens-hats-by-style/
shows pillboxes and other '50s style hats.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

UttaRetch

Re: V8875 - going to a wedding
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2018, 10:01:24 AM »
@Ravingdoll: how is the ensemble coming along?  What fabrics have been chosen?
What goes around comes around.