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Las Vegas Inspirations


Stumped by next week’s Las Vegas challenge? Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • The perfect wedding dress for a quickie Vegas wedding. Use a 1960s vintage wedding pattern and make a dress in a color other than white.
  • Showgirls. It doesn’t have to be stage-ready. Just make something that incorporates sequins or feathers. Maybe tackle a bathing suit fit for a showgirl.
  • Elvis in Vegas. Want to give a jumpsuit a try?
  • Anything gold and glittery. Vegas begs for glamour in gold. Dress like you would if you were visiting in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
  • Sharon Stone in Casino. There’s a whole range of outfits from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Just be sure to accessorize with some jewelry.
  • Use a fabric reminiscent of playing cards or dice. Reds, blacks and whites will make very wearable outfits.
  • Embroidery! Decorate a circle skirt with some sort of Vegas motif.
  • Rat Pack style. Sew something tailored and sophisticated and be sure to take a picture with cocktail in hand.
  • Liberace. See Showgirls above.


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Yay, that’s enough inspiration for a month worth of sewing – let’s do this one again?!! Quickie wedding? – love it!

  2. awww man. My idea seems to simple after reading this inspiration. Yes, let’s do this one again. I have watched Casino so many times!

  3. Thanks for posting these inspiration boards Mena! They always give such great ideas.

  4. Some people might find this website–with it’s over load of pictures of Las Vegas between 1950-1975 helpful

  5. As born and raised Las Vegan I cannot tell you how excited I am for this challenge!! I’ve got to say though, no one wears Elvis jumpsuits unless they’ve got an act on the Strip, lol. I think I’m going for a Mad Men/Vegas vacation dress…

  6. Excellent! I have that 60’s wedding dress pattern!