Vintage Sewing

Vintage 1966 Reproduction Mod Cocktail Dress, McCall’s 8497

By on August 27, 2012

Karin had contacted me about making three dresses each for her and her friend Lisa to wear to a company weekend retreat. They wanted to glam it up with some fabulous 1960’s style fashions! My specialty 

 

McCall's 8497
McCall's 8497

 

We chose a silver charmeuse and a silver chiffon. It was VERY slippery to work with…definitely not a fan. However, the end result was gorgeous!

McCall's 8497 Pattern Cut Out
The pattern graded and cut out!

 

McCall's 8497
A close up of the bow

The bow at the back of the neck was my favorite part!

 

McCall's 8497
The finished McCall's 8497

 

McCall's 8497
The back of McCall's 8497

 

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1960s | Dresses | Mad Men Inspired | Vintage Sewing

Vintage 1960’s Reproduction Short Sleeve Wiggle Dress, Simplicity 4804

By on August 21, 2012

Hello! I am new to posting on We Sew Retro, although I’ve been reading for a long time. I just started my very own sewing blog, documenting all the fun vintage patterns I get to recreate for my clients.

Karin had contacted me about making three dresses each for her and her friend Lisa to wear to a company weekend retreat. They wanted to glam it up with some fabulous 1960’s style fashions! My specialty 

Vintage Simplicity 4804
Vintage Simplicity 4804

The vintage pattern…I believe I bought it off eBay in a lot.

 

Simplicity 4804 in Ivory Shantung
Simplicity 4804 in Ivory Shantung

I used a polyester ivory shantung sateen fabric from Fabric.com. The ribbon is a burgundy 3/8″ double faced satin ribbon.

Simplicity 4804 in Floral Linen
Simplicity 4804 in Floral Linen

 For this dress, I used a red floral print linen from Jo-Ann Fabric. I also used little vintage black faceted glass buttons I purchased from an estate sale.

You can read more about there projects of mine here and here!

Thanks for reading!

ElleynaMarie

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