1970′s Psychedelic Dress

by LadyD on December 12, 2012 · 2 comments

in 1970s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

So thanks to all those who made suggestions on my previous post. About what to do with the vintage fabric.

I decided to go for simplicity lisette pattern 2059. now in the past with lisette patterns I’ve found them to be on the narrow side. So was a bit wary and made sure to add extra round the hips. It was a very simple pattern. I was going to ‘complicate it and add sleeves but decided not to in the end and just bias bound the neck and armholes.

It was a very quick pattern to sew with essential just two pattern pieces.  The neckline both back and front I had to improvise some adjustments. The gathers became pleats for example.

I also changed from the lose ‘tie belt’ to one that just tied at the front, as otherwise I looked like a sack of potatoes. And added a little tag.

More information and pics at my blog

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I've always hand sewn but never created garments until recently. I love the retro/vintage style. Its so much more stylish and flattering than modern stuff. For my dancing escapades and folk music http://thelearningtoclogblog.blogspot.co.uk/ For sewing, craft and general blog http://stitchintimeandspace.blogspot.co.uk/

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EmSewCrazy December 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Cute! Glad it turned out well!


LadyD December 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

Thank you. :)


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