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Mod Twiggy Dress

Added Jan 9, 2012

by skeeler

Austin, Texas, U...






Mom gave me the Famous Frocks book for Christmas and I made the Twiggy Dress. I learned a number of things while making this dress, such as the importance of using interfacing that is the correct weight for the fabric.

It is super comfortable. I wanted green buttons, but couldn’t find any the right color green. I can switch them out later.

Material Notes

Various cotton fabrics




Garment Type


Famous Frocks

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    Jun 30, 2012, 07.06 PMby janene

    Don’t understand how this one passed me by! Absolutely lovely :-)

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    May 29, 2012, 05.57 PMby Lydia Tyrrell

    Thanks so much for your help skeeler! I was trying to sew it on upside down! Felt so stupid when I worked it out! Mine is just red linen, but I might try it with some more adventurous patterns after seeing yours. It looks great!

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      May 29, 2012, 09.54 PMby skeeler

      You’re welcome Lydia. I’d love to see how yours looks in red linen. Sounds great!

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    May 26, 2012, 05.12 PMby Lydia Tyrrell

    Your dress looks great. I am using this pattern at the moment and I was wondering if you had trouble with the neckband? It is too short for the neck line of my dress and I cant figure out where I went wrong. I have checked back and I have cut and interfaced everything right…… Do you know what I might be doing wrong?

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      May 27, 2012, 11.37 AMby skeeler

      The neckband was super challenging for me too. I practiced with a muslin one first. I didn’t have problems with its size, but the layout was backwards on the fabric cutting, so I had to cut a new one. Also, I had to hand baste it on the dress before I sewed it because it was a really tight fit. You might try that. Good luck! I look forward to seeing your dress!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.50 AMby kairi32

    Love your dress! And I think the white buttons are just perfect :)

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    Jan 10, 2012, 02.30 AMby skeeler

    Thanks for all the kind comments!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 08.18 PMby betterhandmade

    this dress is fabulous!! I love retro styles and am def diggin’ this dress :) love the patterns of the fabric too! superb job!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 08.14 PMby Zaiba Shaikh

    Sooo WOW! Love the combination! :)

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    Jan 9, 2012, 11.58 AMby libra-s

    This is super cute!!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 10.04 AMby fashionfreek

    Lovely. Nice fabric choice.:-)

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    Jan 9, 2012, 07.42 AMby olac

    Too cute. Love your choices of fabric and the black trim makes it look very sophisticated.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 07.42 AMby olac

    Too cute. Love your choices of fabric and the black trim makes it look very sophisticated.

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    Jan 9, 2012, 04.22 AMby schnui

    Your dress is wonderful and really reminds me of the dresses I use to make when Twiggy was my idol. A little ‘Mary Quant’ make-up and off you go!!! Well done.

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      Jan 9, 2012, 03.03 PMby skeeler

      Thanks Schnui – Perhaps some false eyelashes? :-)

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      Jan 10, 2012, 02.18 AMby schnui

      Yes, some false eyelashes would give it the finishing touch!!!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 03.36 AMby byrdiesews

    Looks cute and fun to wear! I like the different fabrics you used!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 02.21 AMby stitchikles

    Very cool! And I think the white buttons really pop!

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      Jan 9, 2012, 02.23 AMby skeeler

      Thanks stitchikles!

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