Monday, December 15, 2008


I needed a break from sewing coordinating items so I got caught up making this dress ...

It is from this pattern a 1960 Vogue pattern I recently purchased off ebay.

My friend Caity gave me some fabric from her stash (this was purchased in the eighties) and it seemed to all come together to make this dress. I love the fit of this dress it has french darts in the front and darts in the back as well as a centre front and center back seam. This is a piccie of the back of the dress...

I need to put some fake tan on my back to cover all that white skin.

I simplified the making of the dress by not using the facings but instead used purchased bias binding to finish the neckline and armholes. I also used an invisible zipper in the CB seam. I finsihed the hem with bias binding or would have lost too much length.

I really enjoyed making this dress and I really love the fit of it. I wore this to a Xmas BBQ recently and it was lovely to wear in our warm summer weather. I look forward to making another one in a more evening-type fabric as the dress is actually intended as evening wear.


  1. Fabulous dress! I like how you finished it with the bias tape - I just hate facings.

  2. FABBO DRESS!! Looks great on you - and that fabric deserved to be used!

  3. I keep seeing you in all these summery things and thinking, "Isn't she cold?" I just can't wrap my mind around opposite weather! Love the low back on that dress.

  4. Gorgeous dress and like Christina like the way you finished it with bias tape. I can't wait for the second one.

  5. Very cute and perfect for *your* summery weather! I like the binding finish - very clean and neat.

  6. Sue - your dress looks very cool and pretty. It's ideal for our summer weather. Well, summer has finally come to Sydney so I suppose you've had some for a while up there!

    Very nice.

  7. That'a a beautiful dress and what a clever idea using purchased bias binding for instead of the facings!


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