Vintage Sewing

Tweed 60’s Shift Dress

July 1, 2010

Hi Everyone – I’m Sherry and I’ve just joined Sew Retro after being inspired by all your marvellous vintage creations! 

I love the styles of the 1960’s and have a few retro patterns that I am working my way through.  I’ve just completed Style 3109 shift dress in a wool/silk tweed fabric.  Although the pattern is dated 1971, it still has a definite sixties influence, don’t you think?
I have posted more pictures and some of my process on my blog: pattern ~ scissors ~ cloth
Happy sewing!
  1. Nice! In my "color" too!! The shape and fit are great, it's really flattering and love love the button detail. Gosh, that's a really great dress!!!!

  2. I so enjoy your blog – thank you!

    This was the first style dress I ever sewed in the early 1970s. It made a cute mini. And now imagine versions in lime green and shocking pink with white pantyhose and white patent flats!

    It was a versatile dress because it was comfortable to walk and to sit down in, and I could wear it in the winter over a turtleneck. (That might account for your pattern's ease in the bodice.)

    Love the flat buttons. It makes the dress modern.

  3. Hi Ladies,

    I am new to sewing. I am looking for websites that are selling silk tweed, I want to make a dress, but have a hard time finding the fabric for it. Could you please suggest some websites with designer fabrics. I would appreciate it very much.

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