Vintage 1966 Reproduction Mod Cocktail Dress, McCall’s 8497

by ElleynaMarie on August 27, 2012 · 2 comments

in Vintage Sewing

Karin had contacted me about making three dresses each for her and her friend Lisa to wear to a company weekend retreat. They wanted to glam it up with some fabulous 1960′s style fashions! My specialty¬†


McCall's 8497

McCall's 8497


We chose a silver charmeuse and a silver chiffon. It was VERY slippery to work with…definitely not a fan. However, the end result was gorgeous!

McCall's 8497 Pattern Cut Out

The pattern graded and cut out!


McCall's 8497

A close up of the bow

The bow at the back of the neck was my favorite part!


McCall's 8497

The finished McCall's 8497


McCall's 8497

The back of McCall's 8497


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Lizzy August 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

Very nice!! and what a diffcult fabric to work with


Jayne August 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I love this pattern!
I used it when I did a production of Sweet Charity. I love your choice of fabrics


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