Talking with Turtles 60s Mod Dress

by Becca on May 12, 2012 · 3 comments

in 1960s

This project is in honor of a turtle friend that I made last weekend (more details on my blog).

I know that the color and geometric pattern on the dress is not an exact match to the turtle’s shell, but I associate the project with that turtle. Probably because of the yellow markings and the fact that a dress is sort of like a shell.

I used McCalls 2390 (one of the patterns from the free batch I received) from the 1960s, a vintage thrifted double-knit and buttons from G Street Fabrics.

The total cost for the dress was about $4.

I did make a few changes to the pattern. I altered the neckline, added a bit of width to the hips, and shortened the hemline.

If you are interested in more information or pictures (plus close-up photos of a cute turtle), please see this post. Thanks for looking!

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paloverde May 12, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Love the buttons and your turtle connection. Also love the lines of the pattern. That era of the 60s really produced some wonderful seamlines.

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Dee May 13, 2012 at 8:50 am

Very cute! Sixties are calling me lately and I love this!

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Linda L May 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Like this dress very much!

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