1960′s Tent Dress

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.

• Meet the Author • heatherlou


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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  • 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!

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

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

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  • That is one amazing outfit!

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

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