Retro Party Attire

We made this outfit for a customer in Baltimore who wanted something unique to wear to her brother’s wedding.

The corset top is made from a wool herringbone tweed in blues and greys. It is completely structured and shaped.

The skirt is made from 100% silk duchess with wide pleats.

The whole outfit feels completely fifties; but like all of the retro pieces that we make, it is modern enough in fit and details to look exactly right for wearing to a wedding or party today.

After sketching several different options for her, the customer decided that she had to have sleeves feeling that this look would be more flattering. But this style would look amazing without the sleeves as well.

We are more than a tailoring or alteration shop….

We can design and make and original pattern for almost anything imaginable.

Alternate Sketches for This Project

So if you are looking for something that is impossible to find anywhere, just contact us and we will send you some sketches and swatches and let you know how much it will cost to have made.

We use pictures of you wearing the muslin to achieve a great fit

For certain items (like this set, with a corset) we offer a full couture muslin fitting. This entails having us make a complete mock-up of the outfit from rough cotton. We mail this to you for feedback and pictures, thereby assuring a perfect fit for the final garment.

Located in Denver, Colorado, we make clothing for customers all over the world.

Contact Lianna (superhero@vigilantelabs.com ) to get started designing your own custom project with us.

2 thoughts on “Retro Party Attire”

  1. Dear Sir or Madam,

    I would like to get a party dress for an 8 Dec 11 function. I am an officer in the US Navy and am looking for something with a vintage feel in silk. As I wear a uniform every day, I would like to create something classically feminine.

    Is that enough lead time? I like in Japan and the shipping would be to an FPO AP address.

    Thank you,

    Tracy

  2. Hi Tracy,

    That sounds great. I would love to make you an outfit.

    We can definitely ship to an FPO address as well. We have shipped some projects to an FPO address in Japan recently and it seems to take an average of one week for the parcels to arrive.

    Definitely tell me more about what you are thinking about in terms of colors and I can start to get together some ideas for fabric. I can mail you some swatches of different types of fabric if you let me know which address to use.

    I am going to send you an email in a second with more questions and info.

    The best way to reach us is to send a message to superhero@vigilantelabs.com

    Thanks and best,

    Lianna K.

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