60s dress in progress

by sew60s on March 27, 2013 · 13 comments

in 1960s

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!

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caroline March 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm

adorable! And perfect styling with the hat and groovy tights. Are you going to make more versions?


Anonymous March 28, 2013 at 11:02 am

Thanx! Probably yes spring dresses in liberty fabrics or retro prints!


Deb March 28, 2013 at 2:59 am

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!


Jeanne March 28, 2013 at 3:18 am

love it, really fun!


foamofdays March 28, 2013 at 4:41 am

Wow! So 60s, so mod and so adorable! Love your choice of fabric! Looks great on you.


Darlene persinger March 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

Omg luv it , I need the pattern


Sewing Sveta March 28, 2013 at 9:50 am

I like your dress and fabric combination!


Cecili March 28, 2013 at 11:04 am

That’s super cute, love your choice of fabrics with this pattern!


Lo March 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

Thanks a lot it’s lovely to have ones endeavours appreciated!


Nicole Needles March 28, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Love it – you look hot! Great combination of fabrics.


Jaye March 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

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!


WendyBee March 29, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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.


Lo March 30, 2013 at 3:07 am

Thank you for ur lovely comments they make my day!


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