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60s dress in progress

March 27, 2013

I am working on one of my first 60s dresses, the Butterick 5780  so I thought I’d share my progress with you, charming retro people!

I love 60s dresses with details like yokes, bibs and panels and this dress has a wicked central panel/yoke: I chose a floral corduroy, contrasted here with denim for the side panels. The curvy central shape is a devil to sew without puckering, as is the necessary symetry,  but I am getting there, with patience and perseverance!

Follow my 60s adventures here: lafolieemilie.blogspot.com

  1. Never been that much of a fan of 60’s looks (most of them are very unflattering on me), but I do like the fabric choices and the contrast between them. It looks really fun!

  2. OH. MY. GOSH.
    Totally in love with this! I love the bold choices you’ve made with the fabrics (and even though you didn’t make them… did you?)and the blue tights deserve a mention!
    A+++ on the cuteness scale!

  3. Wow! It looks like you are all done, not just “in progress”. I love it, and especially with the T-strap shoes. I would never have thought to make it in these fabrics, but I think the combo is brilliant! Having seen the ’60’s the first time ’round, I think I may have had something like this.

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