Vintage 1960's black and green dress
Added Jul 6, 2011
Brooklyn, New Yo...
I was very inspired by this black fabric with a wonderful transparent pattern on it. I wanted to make a dress with a green lining that showed through. Once I started sewing it I realized that you can’t really see the green through it, so that was a little disappointing. I altered the back to make it into a V, and I think it helped it from being too plain without the green showing through.
It’s from a vintage pattern, that has you make two separate garments, but I wanted to combine them into just one dress. It was very hard to figure out how to line it perfectly and attach the zipper and I’m very proud of how it turned out. The inner layer of the bodice is a green cotton, with an hidden layer of boning. even managed to sew it to the zipper from the inside, so no seams show at all. The black layer is finished with piping, which seems to give it a good weight.