Modern Retro Simplicity 1803

by ShanniLoves on June 22, 2012 · 7 comments

in 1960s,Dresses

Forgive me this is not a vintage pattern nor is it vintage print but the moment I put on this dress it reminded me of the style of dress one would see in Mad Men.  The first thing my husband said about it was, “You look like one of those ladies off that show you watch all the time (Mad Men), the skirt sits up high like those dresses they wear.”   He’s so funny.  So I thought I would share it with you as I am rather proud of myself for finally completing it.


Love the keyhole neckline

The back is my favorite part.
You can see more details on my blog.  My next project will be my first vintage pattern I purchased from ErikawithaK’s etsy shop.  I just love her shop by the way.  I’m going for the one in the middle…so cute and unique.
1960′s Simplicity
Looks fairly easy so it shouldn’t take me to long to make.  Look forward to sharing it with you all. 

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Lizzy June 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Love your dress! I like this pattern a lot, your fabric is very pretty!! you look very good! great job!


Linda L June 23, 2012 at 7:07 am

Love this dress! You should be proud of yourself as it looks like a very nice fitting garment. Like the fabric.


EmSewCrazy June 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Lovely job and lovely fabric. It does have a vintage feel to it!


karen June 24, 2012 at 6:03 am

I think it’s really cute and looks vintage without looking like a costume – very wearable! Looks comfortable and easy to move in too. By the way, the “new” vintage pattern you are about to try out – my mother made the Empire waist long bell sleeve version for my sister and me when it was actually new (uh-oh, I’m dating myself). I still have a blue voile version trimmed with very fine gold metallic – and it still looks fresh and modern. I just have to lose 10 pounds and it will fit me again too – except as a tunic because I’m past the point of wearing that short of a mini. I recall my mom loving the pattern, and it must have been easy because she made quite a few versions of it. And it was flattering too – I have some photos of my sister wearing hers and she looked really pretty. Have fun!


Anonymous June 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Oh Karen how neat is that!! Would love to see pictures of it!!


Shanni Loves... June 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm

sorry I’m not Anonymous!!


karen June 26, 2012 at 7:29 am

will try to take a pic and post it!


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