1960s | Giveaway

GIVEAWAY: Limited Edition Mondrian Dress Pattern

By on June 14, 2016

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After watching last night’s ‘Sewing the 1960s’ episode of the Great British Sewing Bee, we’re all about iconic Mondrian-inspired dresses. If you’re in the US, don’t fret – you can watch it on YouTube.

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Back in 1966, Vogue Patterns released Vogue 1557 by Yves Saint Laurent (learn more about YSL’s Vogue Patterns over at the PatternVault blog) and as you can imagine it is insanely hard to find the original vintage pattern. Because of the licensing restrictions placed on patterns in the designer series, Vogue can’t just rerelease this classic design but what they can do is show you how to take one of their modern patterns and hack it into a Mondrian dress.

…which brings us to the new Vogue 1557 Limited Edition. It includes the pattern for a semi-fitted lined shift dress (Vogue 9048) with step-by-step instructions for how to use it to make a Mondrian dress – everything you need to make your own designer original.

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The bad news is that the pattern is only being released in the United Kingdom…. (UK-based readers, you can purchase a copy here)

…But the good news is that our friends at McCall Pattern Co have snagged us a copy to giveaway and our giveaways are always open worldwide. US-based readers, this might be your only chance to grab a copy so make sure you enter!

To enter the giveaway, simply comment below – I’d like to know what colors you would use to make your Mondrian dress. That’s it – so simple!

The winner will be drawn at random this weekend (June 19th) and announced here on the blog.

 

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1960s | Dresses

Vogue 1556 by Yves Saint Laurent

By on April 15, 2012

This winter I was fortunate to get some fantastic photos of my version of Vogue 1556, a dress from Yves Saint Laurent’s famous ‘Mondrian’ collection. (You can see my post on Vogue’s Mondrian collection patterns here.) Some of you may remember the dress from my We Sew Retro profile a while back.

For the pattern’s first release, the original dress was photographed at the Knoll showroom in Paris, so I roped a photographer friend into a photo shoot at Toronto’s Knoll showroom. Here’s one of the shots:

We had a blast with all the mid-century furniture in the showroom. See my blog for details and more photos.

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