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Hommage to Audrey Hepburn – Chic in late 50s

October 1, 2017

Hello everyone
This is my first time posting here.
Therefore I’d like to introduce myself shortly: I am 23, live in the heart of Switzerland and started sewing about 2 years ago. With my mom and sister I blog at PeterSilie&Co – you are of course welcome to visit us.

Vintage Dress Beyer Mode, PeterSilie&Co, 60s
Just like you, I love to sew vintage sewing patterns. Just sometimes it is really frustrating. It can take forever to recreate a vintage sewing pattern. So, when I spotted this pattern, I knew this would be an easy to sew dress.

And because I am ambitious and the dress alone would be to easy to sew, I decided to make a matching jacket. For the jacket I used a pattern, I’ve sewn before from Neuer Schnitt 1962.
The dress was quite easy to make. But of course I had to change the darts – they were way to high. And it took some time to pleat the skirt in the perfect way to match with the bodice.
Because I made the jacket the second time, I didn’t have to make any changes. Due to the fact, that I wanted to wear the jacket with other dresses as well, the jacket is black. The plaid is only on the inside, so I can always decide, if I want to show the plaid (or not).
But my highlight of the look are the belts. At first I thought that it is just a long belt wrapped around the waist several times. Instead the fabric is draped. The instructions were very short (as usual) and I just made them up on the go. And I love, love, love the outcome. (I even wrote a little tutorial: Right now only in German, but if google translator is not working out for you, let me know.)
If you wish to see more swoon worthy pictures, you can hop over to our blog PeterSilie&Co – and yes, the shooting was definitely Audrey Hepburn inspired.
I only wish, I would have written more text (to be able to show more photographs).
Till next time

Sabine

Vintage Plaid dress, Beyer Mode PeterSilie&Co

    1. thank you. Love my belts so much that my next dres also includes belts. With the hair, it was like lets try this and it worked

  1. LOVE the look!
    Could you tell us the pattern information? I’d love to see more about the belt (no time yet to try Google translate on the computer…hope that works).

    1. Hello Julie,
      Sorry for the late replay. The dress is from the sewing magazine Beyer Mode 2/1959 and the jacket Neuer Schnitt 11/1962. ( I didnt include information about the pattern because outside the geman speaking part of europe these sewing magazines are quite rare)
      The belt in short, it is a larger piece fabric that is draped from 18 cm to 8 cm, lined and closed at the back with hooks. You can always contact me via my blog for more detailed instruction/ translation of the tutorial.

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