Gunne sax inspiration

I had always loved that style, but gunne sax was not in my radar. Now that I have a name for that style, I am thinking of making a dress.


I am actually considering this one



I know it’s maternity, but I was thinking white cotton, lace etc. I love the pin tucks as well.This dress does have a mod feel to it, but it could be boho.

What do you girls think?


• Meet the Author • mod girl

I want a mod wardrobe, and I just have to make it!

Love what you've seen so far? Subscribe by email to receive all the week's posts delivered to your inbox in one big glorious email every Friday.

Inbox overflowing? Follow us on Bloglovin instead!

Find the WeSewRetro crew chatting on Facebook and sharing pretties on Pinterest.

5 comments… add one

  • This style is very cute, although mod is not what springs to mind :)
    I think you should make it anyway ;)

  • Far more boho than mod, I think. I’m sure you could de-maternity-fy it (I assume? It sounded here as if you didn’t need a maternity top/dress); I have maternity patterns that I got because I liked the elements, and I just need to reduce the tummy space in the front.

    Try getting on eBay or Etsy and searching “prairie dress”, “boho dress”, “hippie dress”, “gunne”, etc. for inspiration.

  • I made a dress almost exactly like that back in the late 70’s. It wasn’t a maternity dress, just a style of the times. Mine had short sleeves that were left full – as if your puff ones weren’t gathered at the hem and were a little longer. The skirt came down to just below my knees. I just checked my patterns but I don’t have it any more.

  • Thanks for the advice girls. I don’t need maternity (yet :) ) so I may play with the pattern a bit. I do love the boho style, and If it works I see it worn with boots, cardigan and a leather jacket. You are right, there is no mod in this one, but I find myself attracted to 70s patters a lot lately. Hmmm…

  • you actually can get gunne sax patterns, simplicity released at least one (its in my collection though I have never made it) might be worth a google. This one could work with the right material though.


Don’t Be Shy » Leave a Comment!