1960s | Dresses

Swinging sixties

August 7, 2015

Most of my vintage style makes are inspired by or actually from the 1950’s. One of my goals with the Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge (both last year and this time) is to broaden my horizons and try out new-to-me eras and shapes in fashion history.

voor:zijTwo weeks ago, I realized the loose shapes and high hemlines of the late 1960’s might be perfect in warm summer weather. After a quick search through my vintage magazine collection, I came up with a few contenders but in the end, I went with this one. The dress on the left.

DSC_0008 21.46.43I made it short sleeves and chose some very different fabric. To my surprise, the fit was pretty much spot-on with very little alteration (I cut 1 cm extra at the back hip and hemmed a bit shorter).

All in all, I think it’s a pretty cool dress, both literally and figuratively.

You can read more about it on my blog.

  1. this is such a fun dress! it really suits you too, and I’m glad you used the wax print fabric as you did (i think the pieces are more interesting than an all-over print – and the all-over would have just been too busy for my taste!) thanks for sharing with us : )

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