A mod(ish) dress for a teenager

My beautiful stunning 13 year old sister is growing up fast and getting really interested in clothes and boys and make-up etc., so I thought it might be fun to help her find her own style and design a dress (based on eras past, or I probably would have been bored ha).

So we looked around the web, and found some great starting points and they all seemed to lead to the Late 60′s mod look, (but without – as she put it “mr. men triangle shapes”). So we went for this shift dress with a slight nip and the waist for shape and a straight skirt with four tucks (two front, two back). and she just LOOOOVED the fabric and contrast bias (hand made using the continuous loop method)

 

It’s all hand drafted patterns (intentionally made a little large because she is shooting up and filling out very quickly), and it’s all hand sewn too. We are proud of it, even though it isn’t perfect and could fit better, it’s the first thing she has ever had a hand in making!

 

*PROUD SIS MOMENT*

 

My apologies for the terrible quality of these images, they were taken in haste on a phone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you feel so inclined, I document all my mishaps and triumphs at redhotrosie.wordpress.com

• Meet the Author • AStroNaughty


I love to craft, my passion to craft led to sewing from a very young age and my penchant for vintage clothing and ladylike glamour moulded the general themes that I more or less stick to. In real life I’m a cook in a cafe, and I dont always wear my creations (c’mon it’s just not practical in a commercial kitchen). I am engaged and live in Perth.


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5 comments… add one

  • You have a very lucky little sister. x

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  • What a gift! Loving and lovely.

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  • This is so pretty and girly. 1960s girl fashion was sweet and adorable.

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  • aww how sweet! I hope she gets a few years of wear out of it. So glad she picked the 60s, its the best era ;)

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  • She reminds me of the stylish Kiernan Shipka (plays the daughter on Mad Men, and dresses excellently in real life)! I love the way the swallows cluster and wheel on the print. Well done.

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