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Early Sixties Black Print Dress

Added Dec 30, 2008

by katharinecro...

, United Arab E...






Made using a vintage pattern and some fairly vintage fabric my grandmother gave me. It turned out a little small at first but I let out the darts and seams and it was OK. The sleeves are kimono sleeves – ie the bodice and sleeves are cut in one peice. I think I’m gonna make it again with a full pleated skirt and shorter sleeves in some blue Ikea fabric – its a very adaptable pattern.

Material Notes

Print cotton.





My grandmother for giving me the fabric

My brother for taking the pictures.

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    May 23, 2009, 06.28 AMby ink

    Gorgeous! Tres Chic!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 09.29 PMby Tabatha Randazzo

    I love this!! So cute and it looks AMAZING on you! I need this dress in my life haha

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.50 PMby ichigogirl

    Oh, that is soooo nice! I’d love to try that pattern, in both versions… so stylish!

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    Jan 5, 2009, 03.45 AMby teaandcakey

    It’s lovely! What a cute dress.

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    Jan 3, 2009, 04.33 AMby katharinecrompton

    Thanks for all the comments!

    jbella, the pattern number is Vogue 5121. I thought I had posted the entire pattern envelope picture but the top got cut off.

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    Jan 3, 2009, 02.17 AMby jbella

    I just fell in love with this dress! Could you share the pattern number so I can attempt to track it down? It looks like a great versatile pattern with the varied skirts and necklines! So many options…

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    Jan 2, 2009, 02.14 PMby emilykate

    It’s beautiful! And your photographs are lovely too!

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    Jan 1, 2009, 07.58 AMby annika

    Very pretty and sophisticated.

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    Dec 31, 2008, 05.37 AMby lauriana

    Very nice! You look great in it, quite chic. I’m not surprised the pattern came up small though, as it’s early 60’s, it’s still from the era of the tiny waists. Good that you could make it work.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 09.27 PMby sew4my3

    Got to love those vintage patterns! This dress is just so beautiful and the fabric is perfect! I would love to see a picture of the vintage pattern if you have the time and desire to post it. Again, this is really a beautiful dress!

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    Dec 30, 2008, 05.16 PMby arete999

    You look great!Beautiful dress.I really love the style of those times.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 08.52 AMby carlatv

    Very Chic! You look lovely. Looking forward to the blue dress.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 04.34 AMby polychromatin

    It’s beautiful! You look really great in it!

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    Dec 30, 2008, 04.30 AMby zozowahine

    Wow! What a fantastic creation! Looks so well made and suits you perfectly

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    Dec 30, 2008, 04.12 AMby teamydear

    So classy! You look wonderful :)

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    Dec 30, 2008, 03.51 AMby marmota-b

    It’s really beautiful, and very in-style… I hope it can be said like that. :-) I love the last photo.

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    Dec 30, 2008, 03.05 AMby erdronen

    beautiful! i love it! what a great pattern- i would reuse that one over and over :)

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