I’ve always been fascinated by the 1960s fashion. Although the “poodle skirts” with fitted tops in 50s do look fantastic, I can’t imagine myself going to work or a grocery store with my tutus :)
The “flip-flop” halter dress finished!
I’m finally on holiday and want to celebrate it with a fun, comfy and chic dress for the summer. Sewing is seriously getting more easier than shopping for me… Think about it: you first go on window shopping, make a list of the items you loved, then limit your choices with your budget, find a dress that you’d adore - which would also fit exactly your size and body shape… blablablaaa… Whereas this gorgeous dress took me a day to finish and cost around 5 EUROS!
Check Out My DIY Wardrobe!
Welcome to my DIY wardrobe! All the outfits presented below are made from scratch by myself and it’s been only 2 years since I learnt how to sew!
If you also:
-have an eye on fashion and
-a little talent in holding scissors, threads and needles without hurting yourself (!)
Why don’t you start Sewing Your Style as well? :D
CLICK ON THE LINK TO VISIT EACH PROJECT …
Another retro mission is over!
I finally finished my retro dress from Butterick patterns B6582. I’ll be honest with you. Although the illustrations on the pattern envelope of elegant feminine look of 60s do get you excited about buying this pattern, you don’t get that retro look when your project is finished. Or maybe, it’s just me lacking the elegancy :)
Still, my love for black and white dresses made me enjoy this dress a lot, with or without the retro vibe :)
Mad for MadMen dress :)
Sewing Steps for Butterick 6582 Pattern
The pattern instructions ask you to gather the shoulders. But since my fabric wasn’t some sheer cotton, I thought gathering the fabric on the shoulders would look “thick”. So, instead, I made 2 pleats. As I proceeded with the dress, I realized that it was the right move.
1960s Fashion Revisited
I have always admired the fashion in 1960s. When I started sewing, I started to get more interested in the history of what we wear. After all, fashion is one of the biggest driving forces of world economy today. And many of us, simply LOVE it :)
Enjoying the pictures from that era for so long, I finally decided that I should learn more about sixties fashion. And the more I read about it, the more I understand that it really was a “decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the period”.