This is my first post, so I’ll take a minute to introduce myself. I’m Allie, I’m a library science student and former archaeologist, and my decades of choice are the 1950s and 60s. I blog over at missalliemass.blogspot.com.

My current project is perfecting a few go-to patterns: a fitted shift, a fit-and-flare dress, and a loose shift, which you can see the second incarnation of today!

2013.01.19 Green Shift

It is a modern pattern (New Look 6145 in its most basic version) inspired by a dress worn by Cynthia on Mad Men and pinned here. I really like my version (yellow’s not my color) but there are still some fitting issues I am working on, namely a swayback alteration and too much fabric in the front.

2013.01.19 Green Shift

For more, visit my blog!

Thanks, and hello again!

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– who has written 5 posts on WeSewRetro.com.

Ex-archaeologist. Lazy seamstress (getting better). Aspiring librarian. Lover of fifties and sixties style.

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MissTessaMelissa January 24, 2013 at 6:06 pm

It looks cute! I think you did well choosing the green over the yellow. I think almost all vintage patterns need swayback alts (unless its a full skirt, of course).

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missalliemass March 27, 2013 at 11:15 am

I didn’t know that about swayback alterations in vintage patterns–something to keep in mind going forward, thanks!

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A.J.A. January 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

This is very cute! The color is very nice on you, and I like what you did with the bow in front. Doesn’t look like too much work to tweak the fit, and you’ll have the great wardrobe staple you are after!

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BeaW January 26, 2013 at 11:43 am

Awesome colour and cute bow detail. Lovely!!!

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