Making Wanda’s 1950s House Dress Costume from WandaVision

Making Wanda’s 1950s House Dress Costume from WandaVision

Let me just get this out of the way — I adore everything about WandaVision! 

As a huge Marvel fan, I could not wait to see what stories Marvel Studios brought to Disney+. Finally the wait is over and WandaVision does not disappoint!

Classic sitcom TV show meets Marvel Cinematic Universe — Wanda Maximoff and Vision are playing house in the new Marvel series, but something is not quite as it seems.

One thing is for sure, though… The internet is buzzing with questions and theories on where this story is going!

If you’re new to the MCU or if you just need a refresher, here are my top picks of Marvel movies to watch before WandaVision.

Now back to the regularly scheduled programming…

Wanda’s 1950s House Dress Costume from WandaVision

As soon as I saw the first episode of WandaVision, I found myself daydreaming of Wanda’s retro wardrobe.  And while I am still a beginner sewer, I decided to take on the challenge of sewing Wanda’s 1950s house dress and apron.

A little ambitious? Maybe. But I’m hoping a little bit of Wanda’s powers rub off on me to help.

But there was one little problem… I had no idea what color Wanda’s dress was in the first episode! After all, the first two episodes of WandaVision are in black and white.

I scoured the internet looking for a behind-the-scenes photo, but came up empty handed.

That is until this special feature was released that talked about the making of the show, including the costumes! 

What was the color of Wanda’s dress? Turns out it was sea foam green with a white collar and gray/black trim. The apron it was paired with was a yellow and gray floral print with gray/black trim.

Knowing this, I visited my local fabric store and found some similar fabric, buttons, and trim

I based my version of Wanda’s dress off of this 50s Butterick pattern (affiliate link), but customized it with an added white collar, dark trim around the sleeves and collar, and buttons. I also made a cute apron to pair with the dress!

Sew with Me! Making Wanda’s 1950s House Dress from WandaVision

I had so much fun working on this project. This may be the first dress I’ve sewn, but it certainly will not be the last!

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