I’ve been sewing a lot of 1960’s patterns this year and one of the most icon styles of the 60’s of course is a shift dress.
While antiquing some time ago I came across this lovely vintage pink cotton fabric with a lovely turquoise blue flower print.
I loved the print so much I knew I needed to make something that highlighted the fabric and decided to go with a simple shift dress.
For this project I decided to use Simplicity 1609 a reproduction of a 1960’s JIFFY shift dress.
To add extra interest I added turquoise piping around the neckline and armholes.
Can you believe I’d never made a shift dress before, it’s true. I don’t know why?
I love this dress so much, it’s fun and stylish.
To read more about my process for making this dress check out my blog Akram’s Ideas (http://akramsideas.com/60s-shift-dress-simplicity-1609/ )