1960′s Tent Dress

by heatherlou on March 24, 2012 · 5 comments

in 1960s

Hey everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekends. This is my last completed project: a 60′s tent dress made from Simplicity 7203. My friend gave me a stack of vintage patterns she didn’t know what to do with and this was one of them. I had also just brought home an amazing fabric score from a Kijiji find and thought this cornflower blue crepe would be a good match. The pattern did not call for one but I added a lilac lining because wool needs it I think.

It was a really simple dress to make, and I love the silhouette and cut. You can read more about it at my blog.

I also recently wrote a post on the magic of a flattering vintage swimsuit, with some great inspiration photos and how I’m going to try and recreate the classic Norma Kamali suit  here.

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Montreal based commercial interior designer & novice sewist. Obsessed with vintage patterns, bright colour and graphic prints. Trying to replace shopping with sewing. Best hobby ever.

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D'ellis March 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Gorgeous outfit – don’t blame you for wearing it despite the weather! Accessories do make an outfit, and you’re right about boots in fall, I think.

Good luck with that Norma Kamali suit. Will look forward to seeing your progress!


Katherine March 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I just subscribed to your blog. Anything that features the phrase “pure 50′s ass magic” is alright with me ;)


heatherlou March 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Ha ha. Thanks Katherine. I do like a dirty turn of phrase.


Sarah March 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm

That is one amazing outfit!


Nora June 22, 2012 at 2:08 am

Thats gorgeous. I love 60s fashion and this is perfect!!! :)


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