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vampy 60's retro dress

Added Jul 22, 2012

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






this is buttericks 6582 retro dress from the 60’s. i love all things vintage and fell in love with this pattern as soon as i saw it!!! it appeals to me as its a sassy wiggle kinda dress lol. i made version a and i’m thrilled with my bow’s. i’m temped to make version c as i’ve a gorgeous one way stretch black sparkle suiting fabric that would look fab with all the dart details? i.ve never worn anything with a wide skirt so it would be an experience?? . i cut the fabric the opposite way as i preferred the darker grey round the middle..the fabric was edged with the stripes which i used for the bows. it’s actually supposed to be calf length and i had the stripes on the bottom!1 it was lovely but i did’nt like the length on me..its a beautiful soft fabric and for a tenner i’ve enough left for a halter dress x

Material Notes

quite heavy weight soft stretch jersey




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Knits/Jersey, Linen, Satin, Suiting, Taffeta

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    Aug 17, 2012, 06.40 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice! I love the print.

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      Aug 17, 2012, 06.49 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you xxx

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    Aug 12, 2012, 05.23 PMby calicia-1

    This is nice, I’ve seen a few versions, but I love yours the most!

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      Aug 12, 2012, 05.40 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks. it really.is the most lovely soft fabric and i.ve enough left to make a halter dress or a top as well x

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    Aug 10, 2012, 09.32 AMby janene

    Amazing! Love vintage, love animal print, love bows. Killer dress! :-)

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      Aug 10, 2012, 10.16 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for the lovely compliment x

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    Jul 23, 2012, 04.47 AMby leokadia

    very smart with the sand on the shoulder, sophisticated eye-catching! xx

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      Jul 23, 2012, 08.29 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you for the lovely compliment xx

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    Jul 22, 2012, 08.00 PMby Vita Bonetto

    Love your dress and the fabric.

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      Jul 22, 2012, 08.19 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you. its really soft fabric and sewed liike a dream x

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      Jul 23, 2012, 08.28 AMby Mary Athey

      thank you. i might make one in a block colour to show the details!! its got 8 darts to make.it fugure hugging x

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