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The Mary dress

Added Mar 6, 2010

by stitchywitchy

Louisville, Kent...






Inspired by Mary Tyler Moore on her 70s show – she had such great style, and lately I’m feeling very inspired by the 1970s. The base is Vogue 1219, a vintage Christian Dior pattern from 1975. I made the bodice a little more fitted than the pattern called for – it was pretty tent-like on my as designed. I like the shape – I think it’s classic and retro without making me feel like an air stewardess (a-lines sometimes make me feel that way!) No pockets, but I did make for myself a pretty neck kerchief out of zebra print charmeuse. I’m so pleased to have completed a vintage pattern, as all previous attempts have been sort of disastrous. Now I just have to tackle some of the more vintage patterns in my possession! More details are on my blog: Green Apples

Material Notes

Icky polyester suiting from Joanns… awful stuff to work with, but it looks nice!




Garment Type

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    Mar 14, 2010, 01.30 PMby badkitty-1

    What a great dress. You look amazing in it! xx

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    Mar 7, 2010, 10.02 AMby mahaila

    black buttons was a good choice. Very nice

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    Mar 7, 2010, 01.01 AMby nessys

    This look fab, lovely dress, fit and colour. Your hair is great for this!!! So MTM!

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    Mar 6, 2010, 05.07 PMby smallone

    oh your stuff is always sooo cute and you have such a great sense of color….love this in red.

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    Mar 6, 2010, 03.08 PMby scheryka

    Great great great!

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    Mar 6, 2010, 02.16 PMby ink

    You look so adorable !!!!! (Sexy too! ) (Mary was sexy!) Opening the projects window this morning and saw your image—— Mary TM and Jackie O were my first thoughts and I just had to click! Great job! Looks beautiful and more than anything else you look like you feel good in it and really love it too..

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    Mar 6, 2010, 06.30 AMby wackyblonde

    Lovely colour. And I agree vintage patterns take some getting used to. The bust darts are always what confuses me to most. So pointed and oddly placed. Just finished a 1967 dress pattern too, quite a bit of adjustment to get to where I almost like it, but not quite enough to post pictures yet. ; )

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    Mar 6, 2010, 05.55 AMby 5294sandras

    Good fit and I love the color.

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