1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Hello and a herbal dress

August 28, 2014


Hello there! This is my first post on We Sew Retro and I’m happy to share with you one of the dresses I have sewn this summer. This is actually the second dress that I have ever sewn and I must say I’m really happy with the result (although I promised myself never to show the inside of the dress to anyone because it’s just sooo messed up in there!). I was really excited to make it from an original pattern from a German magazine called Praktische Mode, issue 5/1961. If you want to read more about how the sewing went, feel free to visit my blog post about it here. Also take a look at the illustration below — the original drawing from the magazine. My dress is the one marked Abb. 1 and changed it just a little bit to better fit my silhouette.

IMG_0508I’m a huge fan of wearing vintage-inspired clothes so naturally I’ve already worn this dress a ton. If you want to see more photos of the dress itself and how I like to wear it on a daily basis, head over to this post.DSC_0118 DSC_0221 wa Thanks for reading! I hope to post some more as I sew more. I’m really loving this place, full of talented seamstresses!

  1. What a lovely dress! You also picked a great fabric for it.
    If this is only your second dress ever, it’s even more impressive.
    Oh, and, of course, welcome to We Sew Retro!

    1. Thank you! It’s so nice to read such warm words. I’m doing my best with sewing, I guess I’m being persistent. But I still wouldn’t show you how badly the sleeves were attached ;).

    1. Ah, thanks! I’ve been trying to sew for a year now, but only made a few simple things… It’s hard for me to find the time, I suppose. But I guess by the time I’m addicted, time will just magically appear! 🙂

    1. Hi Sara and thanks! I’m sure your’s wasn’t so bad, either! Mine is all messed up inside. That said, I’ll probably soon ask here for advice with the type of sleeve this dress has. I had no idea how to sew it in and there were no directions given in Praktische Mode.

  2. It doesn’t look like you messed up at all. I recently made a dress, I ended up hating, but it was the fabric that was terrible.

    Not only is your dress fab, but your pictures are wonderful!

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