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"Shift-ing" Back to 1967

Added Jun 12, 2014

by heatherrique

Southern, Califo...






Slightly a-line dress/shift with funnel collar. The distinctive feature of the dress is the side panels that bridge the front and back. The front and back (finished with facing in the same fabric) was basted and topstitched along the edges of the side panels. Although the dress appears simple in design, the basting, machine and hand-stitching (lower hem and inside of collar), and other steps took a lot of time.

“for more details on the dress”: http://groovy60ssewing.blogspot.com/2014/05/going-jacquard-i-with-1967-butterick.html

Material Notes

Ace Jacquard Knit Tile Blue/White, 56% Cotton/42% Polyester/4% Spandex





Garment Type

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    Jun 18, 2014, 02.35 PMby trploceanmoon

    Shift dresses always look great! :-) Nice job! I love retro patterns!

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      Jul 18, 2014, 01.44 PMby heatherrique

      Thank you, trlpoloceanmoon!

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    Jun 12, 2014, 08.39 PMby liliv-1

    Very nice dress heatherrique, it’s great on you.

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    Jun 12, 2014, 05.33 AMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely on you, the inside is just as pretty as the outside. I love vintage patterns and this is a fab one. It’s funny but I was watching a I dream of genie film Last week and was admiring the way they styled Barbara Eden. I would’ve loved her wardrobe x

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      Jun 12, 2014, 10.16 PMby heatherrique

      Hi Mary! Thank you! Yes, Barbara Eden had the coolest wardrobe. :-)

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