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60's dress with oversized peter pan collar

Added Jul 26, 2011

by sophielophie

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This is another shift dress of mine (I admit I have a little obsession) however this time I have managed to get the fit perfect! I have added a low v-neck with an oversized peter pan collar. The black bows at the waist actually act as buttons, as I have added two rounded straps that begin at the zip, which runs down the centre back, to act as a belt. This however cannot be seen clearly on the photograph.

This is the first pattern I have drafted myself from scratch with a little help from my Metric Pattern Cutting book by Winifred Aldrich.
The book was on my reading list for university however I have only just opened it and it is fabulous! It instructs you on how to draw out pattern blocks from scratch for a vast amount of garments.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Mod, Vintage

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    May 8, 2012, 04.53 PMby Feenambulle

    So nice, I love the big peter pan collar!!!

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    Mar 8, 2012, 02.01 PMby romydee

    Stunning, I love it!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 03.52 PMby thelittleporcelain

    Love it :)

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.13 AMby sophielophie

    Thank you all very much for the lovely comments :)

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    Jul 28, 2011, 02.59 AMby koobakii

    When I laid eyes on this dress it made me gasp. The collar makes an amazing statement and the fit is perfect on you, selft drafted too, I am in awe, well done to you.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 10.31 PMby L2S

    This is so adorable! I did a double take when I saw the fabric because it looks like the same fabric I used for a dress I made. XD The little bows are precious! Great job.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.34 PMby mlichtenwalner

    I cannot believe you drafted this yourself! That’s incredible.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 07.49 PMby janene

    I love the oversize collar and the tiny bows. Great dress and a perfect look for you!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 06.12 PMby mojo elgin

    very cute! nice fit!

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