Simplicity 5096 – 1960’s A-line Dress

I’ve had this pattern for years, and always liked its mix of 1960’s modern A-line shapes mixed with a more old-fashioned tailoring and elegance:

I made view 2 with the longer length sleeve from view 1 in a basic poly-cotton twill.

 

The bow at the front is black satin, and I added a self drafted collar in black satin to match:

The dress went together so easily – I didn’t have to make any adjustments to the size, and the A-line style is so comfortable and easy to wear.

Cold, windswept London - can you believe this is meant to be Spring?

I’ll post more details soon at my blog, nicoleneedles.blogspot.com

 

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4 comments… add one

  • I love that you made the collar and bow in a contrasting texture.

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  • Wow. That is just great. Well done! I have such dress envy right now!

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  • So very Mad Men! You look lovely.

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  • Very cute! This dress looks great on you. Love your hair too :)

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