Vintage Sewing

Vintage Simplicity 3523

July 4, 2011

This is my modern interpretation of a 1960’s wiggle dress.

I just adore this dress! I love the fabric, the sleeves, the neck line, the princess seams, the wiggle skirt, the pockets, the fit, everything!

I made this dress with Vintage Simplicity 3523 from 1960, which doesn’t appear to be the in the Vintage Patterns Wiki, so I might have to figure out how to add it. The pattern description is: “Dress with bateau neckline, back zipper closing and short kimono sleeves cut in one with front and back bodice. V. 1 has top-stitching, sheath skirt with gathers at waistline, pockets in side front seams and back vent opening. Belt is self or purchased. V. 2 full skirt is softly pleated. Top-stitching is optional. Cummerbund is self fabric”.

I made version 1 and used an existing belt that I already own as I’m still deciding if I should make one. The fabric is from Tessuti, this one here. I love the casual look that the bodice has, almost like a tailored t-shirt dress

More info can be found on my blog.

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