Vintage Sewing

1960s Sheath Dress

June 5, 2009

This is the bodice from a 1960s pattern – McCalls 6779 – spliced onto a TNT bottom. I use a lot of vintage patterns and modern fabrics, so a lot of times my projects don’t look very vintage, but I think the 60s palette of the fabric (especially the avocado green) makes this one look very 1960s! The fabric Denyse Schmidt County Fair light weight canvas in pear – Fabric.com has it right now.

I’m also finishing up a 1920s flapper dress for a costumed picnic – look for it on my blog soon!

  1. I love love love this dress and LOVE the fabric. I love the design and the colors. I usually do the modern fabrics + vintage pattern, and I totally want this dress.

  2. Fantastic dress!!! I have been thinking of buying some County Fair fabric for awhile. Perhaps I will take the plunge…;)

  3. Wonderful! I wish I could pull off a sheath, too. I love the look, but I'm a bit too pear-shaped to give the right impression.

    P.S. Your shoes are adorable, too!

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