60s Style Mini Dress

Added Jan 15, 2011

by roarah

Melbourne, Austr...






Last night was Geelong Malanka, (a Ukrainian New Years Eve celebration). This Malanka party is fairly relaxed & so the dress code is more semi-formal, the girls tend to wear short party dresses & the boys in a nice shirt & tie or maybe a suit. This is the dress I wore, these pics were taken in the hotel before we left.

I bought the sequined & embroidered lace when I was in Shenzhen last August. Given the fairly ostentatious design of the lace I wanted to have something fairly simple, so I went with as 60s style mini shift dress.

In order to get the pattern matching up (somewhat) at the seams & darts I had to do a bit of applique work. For instance in the picture below half of the blue flower was originally trapped in the dart. It looked really weird so I cut out the flower from another bit of lace and hand-stitched it in place.

For more information, check out my blog.

Material Notes

Lace is an embroidered & sequined tulle.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Polyester, Tulle



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    Sep 5, 2011, 06.17 AMby sophienissirios

    Really cool dress :-)

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    Jan 19, 2011, 10.08 PMby beckj28

    Runway ready! Just gorgeous!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 05.07 AMby kelepso

    Wow!!! What a great fabric and cute dress! It’s gorgeous!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 01.41 PMby Lyubov Thompson

    It’s a great work!!!and required a lot of patiency.I am very much impressed with your work!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 06.19 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Fun party dress! The bead work is so pretty!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 11.39 AMby mellu

    This is wonderfull!!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 03.02 AMby lizajane09


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    Jan 16, 2011, 02.16 AMby sandoz18

    Perfect use for the gorgeous material!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 06.05 PMby momsgotanewhobby


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    Jan 15, 2011, 04.52 PMby marlalalalere

    Incredible fabric and so elegant shoes!!! mmm….I could be jalous! very good job congrats

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    Jan 15, 2011, 12.28 PMby milkyway

    This is extremely gorgeous!! Loveeeeeeeee it

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    Jan 15, 2011, 09.23 AMby lienepien

    Nice dress!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 07.41 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this is so beautiful and elegant! amazing fabric….ahhhh!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 07.21 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is such a beautiful dress! you have well chosen this pattern to go with the material as it showes the beautiful lace at it’s possible best! WELL DONE! and just beautiful!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 06.44 AMby irmchen


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    Jan 15, 2011, 05.38 AMby Ricardo Abreu

    Very clever. It is a beautiful dress.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 04.48 AMby kaiju


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