1966 Mini Dress

by Through the Alley on February 20, 2014 · 2 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Finally, I have been able to sit down in my studio and get something accomplished! Lately, it’s been all school, work, and no fun.

This was a fairly simple garment to make. I thought it was to perfect project to get inspired to work on more challenging items.

Something interesting that happened, was me choosing what fabric I wanted to use. I normally choose the pattern first.

The fabric I went with was this great mid-late 1960′s knit with a funky print. I’m really obsessed with the colors in it. I’m pretty sure I found this fabric at a thrift store around 2010 for a dollar or so.

As of now, I’m still at school and I don’t have access to a better picture of the pattern I chose. I actually don’t even remember the number. However, I do know that it’s simplicity and I want to say that the pattern is from 1966. I will update you as soon as I can. 

Like I mentioned before this was a fairly simple garment to create. I went with view 5 (red dress above). Something that I could easily wear during cold or warm weather. It’s actually something I always try to keep in mind when I make something.
I suppose the most challenging part of making the dress was gathering the knit material. It took me two attempts because the thread kept on breaking. The other challenging bit was making sure that the stripes matched. I think I did an alright job (;
Here’s the dress paired with a 1980′s stretchy belt because it fit me a bit big. Excuse the messy hair, it was extremely windy!
For more pictures and to see how I “styled” my dress check it out on my blog, Through the Alley

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Snowma February 20, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Great Job!


EmSewCrazy February 21, 2014 at 12:19 am

What fun fabric and a fun dress! I really like it with the belt!


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