Red 60s Dress

Added Jun 18, 2013

by bapower

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Description

I made this dress from Simplicity 6555 which dates from 1966. I used a vintage double knit polyester I purchased on eBay. I re-sized the pattern from a 38 inch bust a 34 inch bust. I also shortened the hem 3 inches. I hand picked a vintage metal zipper. I bias bound the sleeves, used seam tape to bind the waistline seam / stay the waist, and used lace hem tape on the hem. I am very happy with how it turned out. I am especially in love with the cut of the bodice and the interesting seaming.
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Material Notes

Vintage double knit polyester

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Knits/Jersey, Polyester

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    Jun 19, 2013, 07.11 AMby orense

    Très jolie robe

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      Jul 30, 2013, 04.32 PMby bapower

      merci

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    Jun 18, 2013, 03.11 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love the pattern you used, the little crop jacket in the patterns fab as well. the fabric you used suits this style so well and the dress is lovely on you x

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