1960s debute

by velosewer on April 25, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1960s,Vintage Sewing


This dress reminded me of a Mary Tyler Moore or a Jacke O dress. I’m nothing like either style icon so I acknowledge that it’s all in my head.

Trying to look like a 1960s pose

Anyway, this fabric is a $1 Cue remnant from Pitt Trading. The dress is Butterick 3833. The trim is leftover shirting fabric cut on the bias.

This dress was supposed to be a test but it was fitting well (with a few tweaks and comments from my sewing/fashion bloggers) so I decided to make it an official dress.

This post was written by...

– who has written 3 posts on WeSewRetro.com.

I sew because that's what I love to do. I'll try sewing anything.

velosewer's posts / velosewer's website

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

learningnewtricks April 26, 2012 at 2:20 am

Very cute! The dress fits you nicely and you did a great job!


LadyD April 26, 2012 at 3:04 am

Great dress. I think it suits you.


Velosewer April 26, 2012 at 3:32 am

Thank you. I enjoyed the process.


Stephanie April 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

It’s just darling! :)


Leslie April 26, 2012 at 9:07 am

Great dress–and great color! Love the shoes..


Cynthia April 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

This is darling. It reminds me of a certain dress that Joan from Mad Men has worn


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: