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1960's Mod Party dress

Added Oct 2, 2013

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






My dearest brother-in-law turned 50 last week and held a party to celebrate. We were asked to dress Mod 1960’s, so I went shopping and found this fabric at Spotlight (not my favourite fabric shop but this time they helped me out). I made the dress using Burda #108 9/2012. I made a headband to match.
The party was wonderful and the band played songs that I knew all the words to. I must be getting old!!!

Material Notes

Cotton drill. And a 60’s button from my vintage button collection.




Garment Type

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    Oct 3, 2013, 09.55 AMby liliv-1

    Very nice and a little jazz version of a really great pattern. You made a very pretty dress and I like very much the neckline!

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      Oct 3, 2013, 10.44 AMby schnui

      Thanks so much Liliv, you are sweet.

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    Oct 2, 2013, 09.26 PMby quiltsewsewsue

    Retro cute! Glad you enjoyed the party!

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      Oct 2, 2013, 10.53 PMby schnui

      Thanks Sue. It really was a fun party with not only my wonderful family but great friends.

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    Oct 2, 2013, 07.14 PMby Pharmasewing

    What a fantastic dress! The silhouette looks wonderful :)

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      Oct 2, 2013, 10.52 PMby schnui

      Thank-you for your lovely comment.

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    Oct 2, 2013, 03.28 PMby bjr99

    Wow! Love the fabric!! You did a great job with this. Would also like to see you in the dress for the full effect.

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      Oct 2, 2013, 10.52 PMby schnui

      Thanks for your kind comment. The only photos of me in it are on Facebook and I don’t know how to get them onto this site.

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    Oct 2, 2013, 02.16 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Lovely dress! Oh, I wish I had some of this fabric :) It’s always nice to sing in a party, so if you knew the songs – it’s jsut wonderful ;-)

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      Oct 2, 2013, 10.51 PMby schnui

      Thanks Ellen. My sister will be 50 next and she wants an ABBA party and we all know the words to those songs, so that will be fun. I will now have to start planning that outfit!! I would send you some of the fabric but I know they have sold out at my local Spotlight. But if they get more, I will send you some.

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      Oct 4, 2013, 08.38 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, I would love to join that party! :-) A few years ago we attend a 50 years birthday in Sweeden (a friend from Copenhagen) and we were singing and dancing to ABBA songs through the whole night! I do love these songs:) You are so kind – that’s so sweet of you to think of me.. I’m currently in Copenhagen, so I might find some similar :-)

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    Oct 2, 2013, 01.22 PMby ronnielee

    Spotlight do come through sometimes and this is one! I would of liked to of seen you doing some go-go dancing wearing your dress…

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      Oct 2, 2013, 10.48 PMby schnui

      Thanks ronnielee. I did do a bit of go-go that night. It was so much fun.

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    Oct 2, 2013, 01.14 PMby GeorgieT74

    That’s really cute. A mod dress with a modern twist.

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      Oct 2, 2013, 10.47 PMby schnui

      Thanks Georgie. The invisible zip at the back wasn’t very Retro.

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