60s Dress: Simplicity 4679

by Stacey Stitch on October 31, 2013 · 15 comments

in 1950s,1960s

October brought me to towards the purple cotton that I had in my stash, lovely against the Autumn colours of red, yellow and brown. I love Autumn, when the leaves turn and the mornings get frosty and you can smell winter is coming.

I managed to make myself a dress that Prince would be quite partial to (if he was into wearing 60s day dresses) or at least a dress that I could dance about it while humming Raspberry Beret and whilst simultaneously channeling my inner Joan.

The pattern I picked was Simplicity 4679, I was feeling quite up the challenge of a new style of collar and the cross over button front looked interesting enough.

Simplicity 4697

So here we go, my lovely purple day dress, Joanie eat your heart out! What do you think? Can’t wait to prance (like Prince) about the office in this little beauty! If you’d like to read more please visit my blog www.staceystitch.com 

purple dress

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Hello I’m Stacey, 30 something, Manchester residing. This (and my blog) is to chronicle my onward plodding adventure into sewing and knitting. I have always been a lover of crafts, from a young age I have embroidered and dabbled a little with sewing and knitting. I have made a couple of garments and would like to share what I have learnt and what I will be learning as I go along in the hope that you can help me and I can help you (more of the former than the latter I think!)

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

PepperReed October 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

<3 this! You look great and Good Job!


rosiewednesday October 31, 2013 at 6:56 pm

This is sensational! That purple is a great color on you.


Inkdork October 31, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Agreed with Rosie- great dress and great color!


Katherine October 31, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Purple is definitely your color. Nice work.


Lauriana November 1, 2013 at 3:03 am

Channeling Joan indeed! What a lovely dress and the colour looks great on you.


Stacey Stitch November 1, 2013 at 4:43 am

Thanks everyone, really enjoyed making this! :)


Morgane November 1, 2013 at 8:32 am

Lovely dress, you look great! :)


Joni November 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

Oh snap, I love it!

I recently made myself my first wiggle dress in a near identical shade of purple and I always feel like a grape popsicle when I wear it. In the best possible way.


Siri Andersen November 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Wow! What a killer figure ;) The dress is super flattering, and looks stunning!


thegoldencocoon November 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I love this! You did such a fantastic job.


Catherine Alekna November 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Fab dress! I really like the purple with this silhouette – purple doesn’t get much of a go I’ve noticed, but you’ve made it look really good!


Marie November 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm



brocadegoddess November 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm

A Prince & Joan mash-up? FABULOUS! Awesome dress!


Caroline Noble November 4, 2013 at 6:42 am

That is stunning and the colour looks adorable on you



BobbinBombshell November 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Looks fantastic!


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