by mokosha on March 6, 2013 · 12 comments

in 1970s

this is my first post

i follow ‘we sew retro’ for a while now

and finally have decided

to jump on the bandwagon


so, this is a dress that i made using pattern

from burda international magazine

from the summer of 1978


i made some changes

i’m always too lazy to trace skirt patterns

so i just cut a rectangle, and free hand pleated it

into a skirt


dress has those cute sleeves with ties

that was my favorite thing about the design

and was really easy one to make


i omitted the side zipper

there are buttons in front, and dress has enough ease

so i found no need for the zipper


fabric is cotton shirting

and i loved those alternating big stripes of blues and greys

so i tried to incorporate that into the design

and cut front and back sleeve pieces and front and back bodice pieces

in a way that those lines are preserved



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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

mideva March 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm

very cute, turned out great and love the little tie sleeves


mokosha March 7, 2013 at 9:20 am

thanks :)


Brooke March 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Cute! I really like your fabric and love that you paired it with the yellow tights! =)


mokosha March 7, 2013 at 9:21 am

thank you.. i thought it needed a bit of contrast :)


sophie March 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Nice job! The sleeves are cute indeed!! :)


mokosha March 7, 2013 at 9:22 am

thanks.. glad you like them too :)


Ginny March 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Very cute! I love the little tie sleeves.


mokosha March 7, 2013 at 9:23 am

thanks ginny


Ingeling March 8, 2013 at 2:17 am

Great job, this is probably the best pattern/fabric match I have seen! I love it – and I need this fabric :)


mokosha March 10, 2013 at 6:04 am

thank you, that is such a great compliment :)


Bea W March 8, 2013 at 2:53 am

Very cute dress. I like how you used the stripes as a feature in the design.


mokosha March 10, 2013 at 6:05 am

thanks bea.. it took some extra effort, but i’m so glad that i did that :)


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