manicpop11

Hi everyone!

I just finished working on this 60′s-reminiscent scallop yoke dress. I made all the patterns for it and this is my wearable muslin of it. It’s pretty close, but I want to make the side bust dart just a classic princess dart for added fit. This dress is not unlike a 60s dress by designer Andre Courreges.

Dress by Courreges.

 Some of my self-made patterns!

 

As always, you can see more of this dress/photos as well as my comments about the designing and sewing of this dress on my blog.

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Even though I’m more a 60s/70s fan, I wanted to share a few images from a 1927 Butterick book I found in my basement (yes, really) called The Art of Dressmaking.

It’s not chock-full of photos as it’s a really solid how-to book, but there are some really cute illustrations!

 

A few more photos on my blog, Manic Pop.

Hope you enjoyed!

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Mod Faces Print Top

by manicpop11 on August 29, 2013 · 1 comment

in 1960s,1970s

Hi everyone! It’s been a minute. I had an exhibition with many of my dresses at a store in Chicago (my first solo show!) and overall just working on new projects.

I designed, made, and wore this top to the opening of my dress exhibition!

I whipped this baby up in about 3 hours, pattern and everything! It was a really simple pattern to make: just a princess line with added flare at the bottom from waistline to hem. You get a semi-peplum-ish effect, but not as drastic.

Photo taken with my Holga CFN, day of the exhibition.

Back. This fabric is a one-way stretch knit I bought on Etsy. It’s from the 60s or 70s. It’s my favorite!

Inside finished off with my serger.

It’s a great little top!

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Oh wow…. I just realized I never posted this!

I’ve been working on quite a bit in the past month or so (making a total of 4 garments) and this is the first of the 4.

This dress might look a little familiar… that’s because it’s a modern adaptation of a 60s Pierre Cardin dress! I love his stuff and often wish I had most of it, so I self-drafted this pattern and sewed it.

 

Pierre Cardin dress.

Bonus: Mine has inside pockets!

 

I’m working on getting some of my dresses into PDF form available for purchase/download in 2014.

This one may end up being one of them!

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