Pink is one of my favorite colors and I absolutely love gingham – I think pink gingham looks so summery! So some years ago I sewed this 1950s-style dress with pink and white gingham.
The gingham dress is a backless neckholder dress.
My dress is inspired by 1950s dresses and dirndl dresses but it’s not an authentic 1950s dress.
The color of the dress matches the phlox in the background!
She’s happy after having a slice of watermelon – she loves watermelon!
It was a beautiful summer evening when we took the photos of the 1950s-style dress.
I’m wearing the dress with 1950s accessories and DIY shoes with cork soles – more about them below.
For construction details and close-up pictures of my 1950s-style gingham dress, click on the link:
1950s-Style Dress Accessories
With the gingham dress I’m wearing my DIY 1950s-style crochet hat made out of a crochet tablecloth!
I’m also wearing my vintage crochet lace gloves that I found on ebay. The crochet lace is so delicate – maybe the crochet gloves are from the 1950s?
More pictures of the vintage crochet gloves with detail picture of the crochet lace:
And I’m wearing my DIY espadrilles. I made the espadrilles from scratch with jute twine, cork tiles and fabric scraps. I crocheted soles with jute twine, stitched the shoe uppers to the crochet soles and then stitched the cork soles to the crochet soles.
The DIY espadrilles are so comfortable to wear but I’m thinking about replacing the cork soles with leather soles – leather is more durable than cork.
We had a vintage picnic after we took the photos of the gingham dress. I prepared Victorian and Edwardian picnic food. Click on the link below for the recipes:
We had savory sandwiches – ham, beef and cucumber sandwiches – sweet coconut sandwiches and homemade lemonade.
The homemade lemonade was so delicious! The recipe dates back to the 1920s!