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Violet femme

Added Jan 9, 2013

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






I spotted this fantastic purple fabric at the store and reminded me of this Miu Miu AW12 pattern, which I thought this was a slight imitation of, but once I checked I realised it was more Carnaby street then 5th avenue, so then I knew exactly which pattern to pair it with!

I got this 1967 Vogue 7219 pattern from ebay. It’s a Step-in dress with top-stitch trimming and full length sleeves. It also has pockets in the side seams. I graded the width of the sleeves down as they were very puffy and I narrowed the shoulders down a little because the puff of the sleeve was sitting off of my shoulder

It also has 6 bound buttons down the front – a first for me! They’re a bit wrinkled in the photo from wear. I used the basic techniques from the Complete Guide to Sewing. And I inserted plackets on the sleeve cuffs. One thing I never used to do properly. I also couldn’t find any matching buttons in my collection of some 3000+ buttons so I had to go a buy a button making kit too.

Vogue Patterns are a little more tricky and require more hand-stitching, but this was pretty worth it.

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

From The Fabric Store




Garment Type
Mod, Vintage

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    Jan 12, 2013, 06.23 PMby freaky-philomeen

    best garment name ever ;))

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      Jan 14, 2013, 11.49 AMby alekat

      i know right? i was so proud when i though of it

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    Jan 11, 2013, 05.44 PMby flowergirl22

    my favourite colour purple. great redesign, fab

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    Jan 11, 2013, 09.38 AMby tasallison

    ooh fancy bound button holes! this one is lovely, the pattern has really nice colours through it!

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    Jan 10, 2013, 06.36 PMby pampula

    wonderful dress again! I love all your works, you have such a great style and talent and you look always like a true 60’s babe!

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      Jan 11, 2013, 05.10 AMby alekat

      Thanks! i love the 60’s. i wish i could sew it all

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    Jan 9, 2013, 10.32 PMby MaycieAfterFive

    Oh love that fabric and dress!

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    • Catherine_a-01_large

      Jan 10, 2013, 02.16 AMby alekat

      Thanks! Btw i love all your creations!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 08.06 PMby Yuki M

    Fantastic dress !!! Perfect combination your fabric and vintage pattern. Especially I like the sleeve, like Kihli.

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      Jan 10, 2013, 02.15 AMby alekat


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    Jan 9, 2013, 11.15 AMby kihli

    Fab dress, and great fabric choice! I like the sleeves as you did them!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 10.30 AMby razieh khalili

    Oh my god what the color is consistent with this model. Bravo on your gifted artist.

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