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1960's Shift Dress

Added Aug 7, 2011

by missjanee

Pine Bush, New Y...






A Beautiful black double knit in a simple, mod style designed by Larry Aldrich. I photoshoped with high saturation in these photos so you can see the detail, so the color might look a little dull. It gathers at the collar, and like my previous post, the interfacing made bit of astronaut collar. But once I got the bow it actually resembled the drawn design (when does that happen?). Decided to take a few pictures in the sewing room where I work. More at my blog Vintage Bobbin

Material Notes

Black double knit. Zipper. Knit interfacing.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Mod, Vintage

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    Jul 10, 2012, 11.11 AMby leokadia


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    Apr 1, 2012, 07.51 AMby JacquiLouise

    Great dress – looks fab.

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    Aug 8, 2011, 02.55 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Double knits! Great for structured dress patterns such as yours. That neckline detail could be done in a variety of ways. I love it. Since it calls attention to the face, it definitely demands great make up and hair.

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    Aug 8, 2011, 12.10 PMby groovymama

    Love it!! I’s really beautiful.

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    Aug 8, 2011, 05.43 AMby libbysharf

    Love the dress! and envy you for this sewing room!!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 05.08 PMby janene

    I know what you mean! I think this is the first handmade dress I have ever seen that matches the drawing on the pattern cover! Probably a lot to do with your fitting skills and lovely choice of fabric! Well done. Its lovely :-)

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    Aug 7, 2011, 02.24 PMby apfelbluete

    Your dress and photo are wonderful!!!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 02.09 PMby Agnieszka Bliszczyk

    I like it!

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    Aug 7, 2011, 01.50 PMby anniemm

    gorgeous dress. I love the neck line

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    Aug 7, 2011, 01.42 PMby saylavie


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