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Vintage 1960 Bouclé Suit Dress

Added Apr 19, 2017

by SeamRacer

St. Louis, Misso...






Here is my Easter outfit for this year. This dress was a bit challenging to make, but I love this! It’s comfy but dressed up, easy-to-wear but looks like a two piece set. I feel like it is very Chanel and Jackie Kennedy inspired. My fabric is a novelty ribbon boucl lined in a lime chiffon with bias bound edges to stop any fraying. I did find this pattern to run a tad generous in fit, and I did several minor adjustments to the design. To see and read more, please visit my blog page https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/bright-confetti-burdas-1960-suit-dress/




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Business, Classic, Mod, Romantic, Vintage
Blends, Suiting

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    May 22, 2017, 09.06 PMby MontanaDesigns

    I like how vintage and classy this looks, very well made. I like the colour too

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      May 24, 2017, 04.47 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you. This was hard to make work out. It still is slightly baggy on me (which makes it comfy) and the fraying fabric made me finish all the edges. But I am happy with it, and glad to hear you like it, too!

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    Apr 29, 2017, 11.22 PMby izbott

    You look so lady like. Its very pretty!

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      May 24, 2017, 04.37 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you! My “pretty in pink overload” was still comfy though, too, for being so dressy!

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    Apr 27, 2017, 11.48 AMby matkailijakirppu

    Very pretty outfit!

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    Apr 24, 2017, 01.46 AMby karey

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ve tended to avoid Chanel styles because they seem designed to suit women with small busts. My shape is more like yours – busty & short, as compared to the tall, skinny & modest bust of the Burda model. I’m wondering if that caused some of your difficulties. It is interesting to see how having a bust changes the look.

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      May 24, 2017, 04.34 AMby SeamRacer

      Thank you for this comment – you make very good points that I hadn’t thought of before and I think you are right. I don’t exactly understand a design from 1960 being meant for such a small busted chest, though, because that era had bras and shape wear giving dramatic silhouettes. Nevertheless, I am glad I made this dress work for me because I love it!

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