A Mod Dress from Simplicity 1609

by leahjd

in Vintage Sewing

Hi everyone! This is my first post here, although I’ve commented quite a bit! I thought I’d share a fairly easy dress I made from a Simplicity reproduction retro pattern.

So… here goes! I found this pattern at Joann’s and waited until it was on sale to get it. I was a little hesitant about making a mod dress since I don’t quite have the shape for this style. But I figured what the heck! I dug through my fabric stash and found this neat black polka-dotted double-knit fabric I’d bought some time ago. I wanted a warm fabric since it’s still winter.

There weren’t too many pattern pieces. The view without the bow has even less than the view i went with. The construction was pretty easy, good thing too since this pattern is labeled as a “jiffy” pattern. The neck and arm holes are lined with interfacing, giving a bit more structure to the dress.

I didn’t really make any alterations to the pattern except for the bow. My fabric choice didn’t really accommodate the bow the pattern outlined. The pattern called for a bow with tails, which didn’t look that great with my double-knit. So instead I made more of a bow-tie. I’m glad I did, it turned out much to my liking!

The only question now is where to wear it!

Some Finished pictures:

To see the detailed construction of this dress check out my blog: thestitchholder.blogspot.com

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Sarah January 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I love the fabric and the bow

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Catherine Alekna January 24, 2014 at 1:43 am

i really like your version! The polkadots are really sweet!

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Louise January 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I love it! Id wear it every day but im a tart lol xx

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