50’s Pop Art Costume

Each year we do a dress up party for our work Christmas party and it’s fitting because it’s a sewing and embroidery company. Some people opt to make their own costumes, while others order their outfits online. This year when browsing through ideas I saw the 50’s Pop Art theme and since I’ve always being a huge fan or Roy Lichtenstein I was keen to make my own dress.

This was mostly a mash up between my previous Lekala Dress top and also the Butterick 5949 skirt. I also just added to two yellow panels to break up the red and blue dots.

img_8037Here is a photo of me and my co-worker Michelle who also made her own 50s dress from New Look pattern 6824.


roy-lichtenstein-girl-with-hair-ribbon-c-1965All Posters – Roy Lichtenstein Picture




I did buy the yellow wig but it was a little cheap and awful. I think if I went again I would order a nicer one from eBay to really finish off the costume.

Here is an awesome photo of the night with all the girls in their swing dresses and Grease inspired outfits. They went all out and really decked the party out, even getting entertainers for the night.


Such a fun event if you’re looking for some 50’s inspired outfits.

xx Erin xx


6 thoughts on “50’s Pop Art Costume

    • Thanks Coco! I absolutely love dress up parties because it gives us a chance to make something fun! I can imagine your daughter enjoying it for events like that sounds super fun.


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