1960′s Inspired Rogue

by vintagebrookise

in 1960s,Dresses,Mad Men Inspired

It has been quite a long time since I have made a post here. I haven’t been doing a lot a of sewing lately due to a back injury I have been dealing with. The lovely Heapha made a post showing off her vintage inspired Avengers costume, which has inspired me to make a post about my own vintage take on a Marvel character.

I have been a huge fan of the X-Men since I was a little girl. Rogue is my favorite character, so when I decided to go to Comic Con St. Louis last spring I knew I wanted to pay homage to her. I didn’t want to do anything traditional, so I decided to put a vintage 1960′s twist on my outfit. I used The Wiggle Dress pattern from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. It went together very smoothly for what little time I had to finish it. I finished both my dress and my boyfriend’s Spider-Man motorcycle style jacket at around 2 am the day of the convention. After seeing photos I wish I would have spent some time on ironing my dress a bit more. I got lots of super amazing compliments from people, which was super exciting. The best part though was getting to meet Stan Lee, one of my heroes while wearing this costume.

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I am a nerdy Missouri girl with a passion for anything vintage. I am a self taught seamstress who adores sewing vintage inspired clothing. I am an avid vintage pattern hoarder, who has a bad habit of not sewing up as many of them as I should.

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Heapha January 16, 2014 at 5:01 am

looks awesome – I love the colour on you too.

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JetSetSewing.com January 16, 2014 at 7:46 am

I love it, and you could definitely wear it out to dinner as well. Bateau-necks rule.

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Sandra January 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

Seriously awesome.

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Siri Andersen January 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

Lookin’ like a queen ;)

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EmSewCrazy January 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Very, very cool! Hope you get to feeling better and back to sewing too. I really like your boyfriend’s jacket too!

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Stacey Stitch January 18, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Oh my gosh, I am completely in LOVE with this, very, very awesome! :)

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Sarah January 19, 2014 at 6:56 am

Your dress is fabulous! I love seeing twists on something as recognisable as a comic character. Plus you totally look like Anna Paquin!

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