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1962 Dress

Added Jun 26, 2011

by tinybows

Philadelphia, Pe...

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Description

I made this dress awhile back but it’s been hanging in my closet the whole time…I guess when i first made it I wasn’t that into it, but I tried it on today and It fit me so wonderfully that I wondered why I never wore it!

I found this amazing watercolor print satin at Karlin’s Fabrics in Philly and knew it had to be made into a pretty dress. I drafted the pattern for this dress using a pre-made bodice pattern that fits me well and then adapted it to add a peter pan style collar with a bow and a cut out back that ties to close.

I designed this dress with the early 60s in mind, when I was watching Mad Men marathons. I think it has a bit of a Betty Draper vibe.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Silk

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    Jun 27, 2011, 01.31 AMby madebymeg

    so pretty!

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