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Hello!

I wanted share a dress my sister Viola made me out of  Simplicity 3833, a 60′s re-pro pattern. I picked view B with the short sleeves. We’ve also made the sleeveless one which came out really cute too. This dress is simple to make and can be completed rather quickly making it one of our favorite dresses to whip up. I chose a blue floral cotton fabric that was on sale at JoAnn for only two dollars a yard so I couldn’t pass it up!

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Keep on sewing!

Sincerely, Vera

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Hello fellow sewers!

I’ve had this dress for a long time, despite its retro look it is not vintage and I didn’t get it at a thrift store. In fact, the department store I purchased it at is now out of business! One day when sorting out my clothes I came across this dress. I liked it but I had not wore it in ages, so I decided to get rid of it. Even thought it was messed up (the tabs sewn on to the dress were crooked, one of the sleeves were defective and it was really tight in the hip area) I was reluctant to get rid of it, I was sure I could make it work somehow!

BEFORE

Besides needing a good ironing, it appears there is nothing wrong with it, accept the tabs. If I kept the dress the way it was- it would be a strictly standing dress because it’s way too tight when I sit down and very uncomfortable.

So what did I do with it?

AFTER

I decided to hack it off and made it a groovy top! Now I really like it especially with the belt. For a late 60′s look I’ve paired with some black taperd pants and flat black boots.

The Facts:

 Time to complete: 1hr

First worn: August 19th 2012 for the pictures ;)

Wear again? Yes!

Total Cost: Free

Sincerey, Vera

 

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Hi this is my first post on We Sew Retro and I am very excited to begin sharing my sewing creations. I am one of the Brentwood sisters and love making vintage inspired dresses. I found this dress on Mod Cloth, but really wanted it in red. So, I used two patterns (Butterick 5209 for the skirt and McCall’s 9279 View C for the bodice ) to create a similar look. To find out more about the dress and patterns here’s a link to the original post.

 Always,

Vivian

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