peter pan collar

I made this dress from a rather large shift dress. It’s a self drafted bodice with retro styling paired with Gertie’s Pencil skirt from her book. The fabric is satin backed crepe. It’s a lovely dress to wear and feels silky smooth.   More details over on my blog – ragbagsandgladrags

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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 [...]

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How nice it is to finish projects - especially those which are so simple and leave you feeling like an expert!  This sewing project was an aim to get back to the simpleness of sewing and 60s design. A shift dress with contrasting collar and cuffs. No fussy bows or ruffles, just plain, simple and easy.  Something reminiscent of [...]

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