Double Helping

by Vicki

in 1960s,1970s

Hello again We Sew Retro readers!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely Easter & have eaten as much chocolate as I have!

Today I have not one, but two dresses to show you.

The first being a Mad Men inspired dress from Butterick 9973 (Undated)  in some vintage plaid rayon.

This dress was inspired by an outfit that the character of Peggy wears on the show, to make mine more like hers I made a bow out of a piece of spare fabric and attached this to the front (while sneakily hiding my poorly matched lines!) This dress also has a cute little kick pleat.

My second dress is made with Style 4151 from 1973

As you can tell I haven’t strayed too far from the pattern illustration, but I had this polka dot polyester crepe in my stash and thought it would be perfect for this 70′s dress. I also decided to add wooden buttons instead of plain blue ones or white for a change. I also decided to line the skirt of this as the crepe gets a little sheer in sunlight, so to hide my modesty I used some left over white crepe from a previous project.

For more info and photos, as always pop over to my blog for a closer look!

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I'm a self taught seamstress who loves to make things from decades gone by.

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Pixie April 14, 2012 at 7:46 pm

These are both retro-fantastic! The first one reminded me of Peggy before I even read that in your post! And the second channels the fun 70s vibe perfectly!

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