A simple addition of a double breasted boxy look to the top on this pattern Simplicity 6403 Feminine Two-Piece Dress 1966 turns blase to beauty! The longer "belted" look would be very complimentary for someone needing a longer leaner look.
In my wanderings I found some fun sites about the 1950's fashion: The Fifties Index has absolutely everything including music, cars, fashion not only about dresses but shoes, purses you name it! Nostalgic for sure.
I'll be making it a short week for listing and blogging. We are going camping on Thursday so look for a sale posting on Wednesday to start on Thursday!
The featured "new" is so truly "becoming" -
Simplicity 7955 Very Becoming Dress with Scalloped Neckline 1997 and one of the prettiest I have listed in a long time IMO.
The holidays are coming up and with the economy being so bad it's important that we take care of each other - our family, friends and even strangers who are having to tighten their belts. I encourage everyone to pick a local charity that is struggling (they are all struggling actually) and donate even a few dollars or your time to help. I just read that a wonderful charity in Colorado has lost it's federal funding because they require that women who use their service attend a bible study course. Whether you agree or not is not the question but the necessity of keeping their doors open is important. If you are looking for a charity they are so very worthy: Liza's Place Gospel Shelter
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