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Mod Dress in Ponte Knit

I decided to copy cat the 1969 vintage look on the envelope of Vogue pattern 7663.  The short sleeved dress is loose fitting with a dropped waist and front button banded placket, the skirt is one way pleated all around. 

I changed the pattern slightly to accommodate my much loved ponte knit fabric. I achieved this by removing the back neckline darts and stitching down the front button placket 

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About the author: I love to sew…anything, but I really love a dress with amazing construction. I have been sewing since I was a child. In high school I stumbled upon vintage frocks and a love of polka dots and peplums. Did I mention that I adore vintage sewing patterns and have a habit of hoarding them?

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Dorothy November 27, 2013, 9:21 pm

    This is such a sweet dress!

  • Carolyn November 27, 2013, 11:33 pm

    This is so smart looking! I have vintage pattern whose envelope art I plan to copy too and am kinda tempted to try and make it a thing, lol. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sew Melodic November 28, 2013, 1:31 pm

      Carolyn you should copy cat the envelope they are so inspiring! Thank you.

  • Gerda November 28, 2013, 1:03 am

    Wat een mooie jurk is dit geworden,hij staat je geweldig.
    what a beautifull dress is this, you looks very good in it


  • ooobop! November 29, 2013, 3:40 am

    Perfect! Love this look. Looks stylish and comfy!

  • Foam of days November 30, 2013, 6:21 pm

    Pretty dress! Great job on recreating that vintage look!

  • Catherine Alekna December 1, 2013, 4:57 am

    i love this! more 60s stuff! Ponte knit is may favourite too – a good solid knit i think is a 60s sewing staple. xoxo

  • StyleSixties December 2, 2013, 5:15 pm

    This is such a great dress! x

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