When I was living Germany, I used to love going to markets and searching for vintage pattern magazines from the 1950’s – 1960’s. I never actually use the patterns that come included in the magazine, because the bodies of today are bigger then the women of the time, for whom the patterns were intended for. I just look at the them for inspiration and cut my own patterns to create tailor made pieces. I came across this Burda sewing magazine from 1959 and inside it shows nice fresh styles for summer. I found this wonderful blue and white fabric too, which had came from an old ladies attic. There was only 3 meters but that’s enough to make a lovely summer dress from. I also found a matching blue belt. I don’t think it’s a 50s belt but it matches the sky blue colour of the fabric perfectly. I added a photo onto my social medias of the piece that I’m offering and within 5 minuets a German model messaged me about the picture i’d used from the Burda sewing magazine. The models name is Fräulein Lola and she said she has an original dress from the 50s by Horn Germany in the same fabric. She sent me an image and ask if I could take some photos of the article from the magazine for her, which I did! The dress looks lovely on her! I have now already sold the dress to a wonderful woman in Birmingham, who runs Lil’s Parlour Vintage tea shop, who needs the dress as she is nominated for The National Vintage Awards on the 15th June. I will post images of the finished dress soon!