Top positive review
1950s housewife dresses
February 11, 2016
These dresses were purchased for a show choir performance. We have 30 girls, with varying sizes from XS to XXL. The dress did not come in a large enough size for a couple of girls, but we bought 2 dresses, split them at the side seams, and sewed in a piece of fabric from the 2nd dress from under the arm to the bottom hem. With the pattern we chose it was not noticeable at all. We added 1.5" red satin ribbon at the waist and a red petticoat. When paired with boys dressed in black suits with white shirts and red ties the look was stunning on stage.
Because there was a cinching at the waist (whether black belt that came with it, or red ribbon we sewed on at the back zipper) the waist fit in every case. The bodice fit all girls well, with the exception of one girl it was just too big on. Because there were vertical seams over the bust we were able to easily take in the dress through the bust for a final perfect fit.