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60s home study sewing - the first dress

Added Sep 1, 2013

by Anjovis

Helsinki, Finland






This is the second project in Maud Kyndel-Hanser’s 60s home study sewing. First I have to admit this dress almost ended up to my UFO pile. I really struggled with this one. I had to adjust the neck line many times before it would fit. I guess 60s women had smaller necks :) Anyway, in the end it turned out ok. I also altered the sleeves making small puffs in order to get a more girly look – I really like the sleeves now. As the letter instructed I did not make a lining to the dress but made a cute little slip instead.

What I really like in these home study letters is how each one shows how to make different variations of the garment. This time there were different options for the darts. I chose to make these very classic darts since I believe they work best with my fabric choice.

In the end I am very happy that I finished this project. The dress might not be perfect but I learned a lot. And I am sure I will be wearing this dress a lot this coming autumn.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Sep 5, 2013, 09.15 AMby liliv-1

    So lovely! Nothing is better in my opinion than a plaid dress!

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    Sep 2, 2013, 09.50 AMby Brahdelt

    Great dress! You matched the pattern on the fabric perfectly, well done!

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    Sep 1, 2013, 06.05 PMby kisses

    Lovely dress, fit is perfect and it is very suitable for autumn

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      Sep 2, 2013, 06.33 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you so much :) I am really looking forward to autumn – my favorite season – and wearing this dress.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 02.10 PMby velvetribbon

    Hi Anjovis! I agree with everyone, your dress is perfect and suit you well. I like the puff sleeve and you sew very well. Nice work!

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      Sep 1, 2013, 05.32 PMby Anjovis

      Oh, thank you so much for your kind words :)

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    Sep 1, 2013, 08.12 AMby steffania

    What a beautiful dress! Checked fabric can be so tricky but you’ve done a perfect job! And it suits you a lot! I like it!

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      Sep 1, 2013, 09.09 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you Steffania! I agree – checked fabric can be very tricky :) But I really like how this dress turned out in the end.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 07.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Great work Anjovis! The dress suits you perfect and you done the right thing with the darts. The neck and the sleeves looks very nice, so you’ve done a fantastic job! :)

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      Sep 1, 2013, 09.08 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you so much Ellen! Yes, I believe these darts are really the best for the dress and fabric. And I believe I’ll enjoy wearing this :)

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    Sep 1, 2013, 07.32 AMby Mary Athey

    The dress is lovely on you x

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      Sep 1, 2013, 09.07 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you Mary :)

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