Vintage 1960's black and green dress

Added Jul 6, 2011

by Danielle Mac...

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Jul 26, 2011, 01.41 AMby trploceanmoon

    This is fabulous!! I adore it.

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    Jul 7, 2011, 02.02 PMby dewreb

    I can’t get over how perfect this is. And it gives you such a perfect silhouette…or maybe you naturally have a lovely silhouette, but the dress compliments you very much!!

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      Jul 7, 2011, 03.22 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

      Thank you so much. Some of these old patterns seem to mold you a nice shape. There’s a lot of structure and boning in this one.

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    Jul 6, 2011, 06.13 PMby bjr99

    What a great color combination. It is lovely!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 05.44 PMby BrittStitches

    Love it!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 03.27 PMby noirin

    Very elegant dress beautiful!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 03.19 PMby mkonieczki

    Beautiful dress! I love the contrast of the green and black!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 02.06 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    Thank you!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 02.03 PMby TabithaFoxx

    I absolutely love this! :) you did such a wonderful job!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 01.19 PMby erica-penton

    I love the V-shaped back! Fantastic dress.

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    Jul 6, 2011, 10.02 AMby robygiup

    I like both the dress shape and the green/black combination! It’s a pity the green doesn’t show through the black fabric…

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    Jul 6, 2011, 06.39 AMby janene

    What a stunning dress. Loving the whole ensemble :-)

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    Jul 6, 2011, 04.26 AMby mojo elgin

    Love this dress! The green peeking out at the bottom is a nice touch.

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    Jul 6, 2011, 01.58 AMby MissHickory

    The black and green looks great on you!!!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 01.21 AMby u120418

    Wow! You did a great job!

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    Jul 6, 2011, 01.16 AMby pink-cornelia

    love it! the whole look with the fascinator is adorable :)

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