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60s dress in progress

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

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  • caroline March 27, 2013, 7:59 pm

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

    • Anonymous March 28, 2013, 11:02 am

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

  • Deb March 28, 2013, 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, 3:18 am

    love it, really fun!

  • foamofdays March 28, 2013, 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, 9:48 am

    Omg luv it , I need the pattern

  • Sewing Sveta March 28, 2013, 9:50 am

    I like your dress and fabric combination!

  • Cecili March 28, 2013, 11:04 am

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

  • Lo March 28, 2013, 11:05 am

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

  • Nicole Needles March 28, 2013, 12:32 pm

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

  • Jaye March 29, 2013, 10:30 am

    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!

  • WendyBee March 29, 2013, 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, 3:07 am

    Thank you for ur lovely comments they make my day!

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