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60s Inspired Dress

Added Dec 29, 2012

by kess

South, Israel






I made this dress out of pure sewing boredom.
I had this fabric lying around and nothing to sew so I attempted making a long sleeved dress (which I have many issues with) and I’m quite happy with it.
I opted for simple side-bust-darts (I’m sure there’s a simpler name for this) because I didn’t want to ruin the striped fabric. I always have issues with this when sewing with plaids and stripes. I never really know what kind shape will distort the pattern the least, for this, dress side-bust-darts seemed the way to go.
I didn’t have enough fabric to make a circle skirt of some sort so I decided to go for a flared A line skirt and see if the idea works for me (I’m always a little daunted by A line skirts, they seems kind of shapeless to me) but I think it came out nicely! I used my own tutorial to draft the skirt, (taken from the Mystery Pocket Skirt)
For more pictures ad information you can check out my blog post#

Material Notes

Poly Cotton


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    Mar 29, 2013, 12.06 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I think the side bust dart is called an “English dart”, but I could be wrong. I can’t find a definition.

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      Apr 1, 2013, 08.40 AMby kess

      huh! I didn’t know that! I thought they were called Dior darts but I may be wrong…

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      Apr 3, 2013, 10.00 AMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

      I forgot about that name. I wonder if there is a difference?

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    Jan 1, 2013, 03.28 PMby pampula

    Your dress is beautiful and looks great on you, I love especially the pockets, buttons and that stripey fabric!

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      Jan 3, 2013, 06.59 PMby kess

      Thanks! I love the pockets too!!

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    Dec 30, 2012, 02.45 PMby Milena Bella

    Kessem, I love it! How did yo do those cute pockets? Please do tell:) Happy New Year;)

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      Jan 3, 2013, 06.59 PMby kess

      Thanks so much! Happy new year!
      They’re called welt pockets, and I made then using a tutorial online. I wrote more about it in my blog post if you’re interested :)

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    Dec 29, 2012, 02.59 PMby flowergirl22

    is it pink? or purple? cute, love the way the stripe goes,

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      Dec 29, 2012, 09.53 PMby kess

      Very pale pink! thanks!

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    Dec 29, 2012, 02.54 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely. The fabric and the shape are great on you x

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      Dec 29, 2012, 09.54 PMby kess

      thank you so much!

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    Dec 29, 2012, 02.51 PMby laurenp

    This is really lovely. I love the uninterrupted stripes and pocket detail.

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      Dec 29, 2012, 09.55 PMby kess

      Thank you! The stripes were difficult to match but it’s so important!

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    Dec 29, 2012, 01.05 PMby chased-away

    I love this! Sometimes spontaneous sewing has great results :)

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      Dec 29, 2012, 09.56 PMby kess

      I agree! I have a lot of blouses that I wear constantly that I sewed because I had no other idea of what to sew :)

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