Vintage Sewing

The Boho Beast

August 17, 2010

I wasn’t too happy with the boho dress I just completed. I learned a lot, though, and finally installed a workable invisible zipper. This was my fifth dress, and although I did bond with my seam ripper, it wasn’t as much as usual, so I guess that’s a good thing. You an read more about my adventures with 100% cotton on my blog Sew Sixties.

  1. I think this dress looks really nice, and hope to offer a bit of constructive criticism. I see that you love to fit your dresses close to the figure, but quite frankly I don't think it is working for you. Don't get me wrong, you have a great figure, but the 60's were all about the boxy shift- not fitted at the waist. The style of pattern you are choosing were not meant to be as tight fitting as you are cutting them. It ruins the line of the dress and is out of character for the decade (I was there and cursed those styles that hid my shape). The 60's dresses you were doing were best for boyish "Twiggy" figures, not for real women with curves.

    As a curvy girl, like myself, you might consider looking at the late 1950's wiggle style dresses. There is a lot more fitting involved, but it will really show off your FAB figure. Girl, you got it all going on, so please take this as intended – as constructive criticism.

    Sorry I am signing anon, but some people get a bit crazy online with criticism.

    I do look forward to seeing future projects!

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