Violet femme

Added Jan 9, 2013

by alekat

Sydney, Australia

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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

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Mod, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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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

      Thanks!

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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 khlili

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

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