1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Mod Dress in Ponte Knit

By on November 27, 2013

I decided to copy cat the 1969 vintage look on the envelope of Vogue pattern 7663.  The short sleeved dress is loose fitting with a dropped waist and front button banded placket, the skirt is one way pleated all around. 

I changed the pattern slightly to accommodate my much loved ponte knit fabric. I achieved this by removing the back neckline darts and stitching down the front button placket 

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1960s | Dresses

Floral Minidress – McCall’s 2185

By on April 5, 2012

Here’s another dress to add to my closet – a cute little minidress, in a pretty watercolor floral 🙂

Floral Minidress

I used McCall’s 2185 from 1969, in the shorter length, and pulled another 1/2″ or so off the waist seams for a more fitted look. The hips, on the other hand, had to be let out to the smallest 1/4″ seam (and they are still a little tight – definitely not A-line! Ugh!). I originally planned on making the matching fabric belt buuut I got frustrated & ripped a hole in my fabric… fake leather turquoise belt will do 🙂 Hehe!

Floral Minidress
The fabric was given to me by a friend’s grandmother, so it may very well be vintage too! It is very sheer, so it is underlined with white batiste.

Floral Minidress

Floral Minidress

I’m not 100% thrilled with it buuut it is a nice little dress that will be cool in the summer so I can’t complain!

More pictures & info at my blog, LLADYBIRD.

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