In 1967 I was in Teachers' College and I was already making most of my clothes. I made a dress that I've always remembered because I loved it so much. It was the "mod " period in fashion and this pattern was a good example of that style.I found it on Pinterest and was so excited to see it
I have a whole board of patterns I once owned and sewed and it's always such a thrill to find new ones! Small things amuse .........! 😗
My 1967 dress was made of a sports weight cotton and was burgundy and teal paisley print. It had long sleeves , a front zipper, patch pockets and a mandarin collar.
Well, I found this burgundy, border print , textured knit and it reminded me somehow of that much loved dress. I thought I would make a tunic to wear with leggings but then I changed my mind and made an above the knee length dress to wear with tights and boots.
I love this thing !! What do you think ?
Well ! It doesn't look that great on Antoinette, I guess !
I used a couple of different patterns to arrive at this one. Believe it or not , my dress is a combination of Marci Tilton's V 8793 ( OOP ) because I like the loose fit ,
.I used the body, armscye, and sleeve of 8793 and the shoulders .neckline and collar of 1456
I added an inch to the side seams , somewhat straightened the waist curve and lengthened it to dress lengthen . I angled to a slight A-line as well.
I took away 5/8" from the neckline because it was too high for me and that made all the difference. I had to lengthen the collar slightly because of this alteration.
Patch pockets were a no brainer and I was done.
This was an easy make easily accomplished in a day. I really enjoyed the whole process.
I will wear this piece a lot. It will be great to wear for my Sewing Group, for church, for shopping, and even at home because my hubby appreciates it when I go around the house "looking cute" (his words ).
I hope you enjoyed my ode to retro . Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate your support.
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