Mail order 4566…

by parismegs on March 22, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Mail Order Patterns

I wanted to share my latest dress with you…

This is another easy to put together, beautifully fitting, all round fabulous, mail order dress from the 1960s.  I am in love with these patterns – size 14 1/2 – totally stress free!  I used op shop vintage 36 inch wide fabric – cotton blend I think – and wore it with my vintage pink and maroon hat.  There were no issues with the sewing, and it was completed in a few hours.  I made it especially to wear to Bendigo for the Grace Kelly exhibition.  I wanted to channel Grace’s style, and love getting really dressed up for an outing…like the good old days :-)   I was going to wear beaded gloves, however it was over 30 degrees C – far too hot for gloves!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend :-)

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PepperReed March 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

LOVE!!! I have this pattern and am so happy to see it made up. Good Job!


Foster March 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Cute! Cute! I have that pattern too so I am glad to find out that it goes together easily. I think it is unusual that my pattern is from the 40s with a different picture but essentially the same dress is the same. The cool neckline is the giveaway.


holly March 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

ahhh, love it! want it!


Jessamyn March 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

What a pretty springtime fabric! I wouldn’t have dared use such a large-scale print, but it looks great.

Out of curiosity, is that center seam on the straight grain? I love the way the cowl is integrated into the one side of the dress.


parismegs March 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Yes, the centre seam is along the straight grain…I am glad you like it :-)


Miss Ava Kitten April 5, 2012 at 7:39 am

I so want this pattern, it could be made up in so many different fabrics to make it either spring fresh or office cool. Loving it, loving what you have done with it, and loving the way you wear it. X


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