1960s

From Mad Men to Mary Quant…

In my attempt to keep up with recent goals of making things for myself and also using my vintage pattern stash, I chose this 1965 blouse pattern – View 4: This was my first button backed top pattern. I like the idea, but honestly I’m not sure why this was so popular, as doing it [...]

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This is my attempt at a Chanel-style jacket, lovely for spring!   This was an enjoyable sew, for more details visit my blog at http://magscreativemeanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/gbsb-its-couture-week-vogue-7975.html    

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Hi All, I was looking through my blog the other day, and I realized that I never shared this Barbie ensemble that my mom and I made for a friend’s granddaughter. With the instructions of ‘fancy dress’ and ‘purple’ we set to work – hauling out one of our tiniest patterns! The 1964 Tressy* Wardrobe- can [...]

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Hi all – sorry I’ve been missing for a while! I wanted to share some super-fun photos of a very mod arrow dress I designed and made recently as well as a hat my friend Tanith made! She’s doing a whole style series based on decades of fashion and she picked me as her 60s [...]

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  50′s Retro styled wiggle dress , V back neck, based on Burda Style 7178 I use a thick linen fabric . The  diamond pattern makes me choose the  simplest design , model C : sleeveless , without collar .            

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Hi everyone! My name is Dilly, and I blog over at Dibulous. I love vintage and retro style, my favourite era being late 1940s to early 1960s. Despite having a vast collection of vintage patterns, since moving from London to Switzerland a few years ago my style has become a bit more conservative and I [...]

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I have absolutely fallen. in. love. with vintage fashion. I can’t get enough of it! So, being as I am a bit of a novice sewist, I chose an easier pattern for my first vintage-style dress. It was SO nice to not have any zippers, buttonholes, or interfacing to deal with. I used a vintage-style [...]

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I’m currently making plans for my ordination (assuming I pass my final ordination interview later this month), and have been looking at robes/cassocks/albs to decide which one I want.  However, they are ridiculously expensive!  Since I’m unwilling to pay $400+ for a robe made from “linen-look” fabric, I thought I would look into making my [...]

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For Julia’s third Mad Men challenge, and my first, I tried my first ever knit dress. I was after a look inspired by Joan. Joan wears many gorgeous figure hugging frocks and often some amazing long necklaces to complement her look. I used Simplicity 1653 which is a mock-wrap style with wool modal knit. It was [...]

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The fabulous Bobbie Barret was the inspiration for my entry into Julia Bobbin’s Mad Men Dress Challenge 3. I chose Butterick 9497, with this lovely purple fabric from an op shop. I decided to make a hat to accessorise, as ‘business’ Bobbie is rarely seen without a perfectly styled hat, fortunately I had the body [...]

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