Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mod Girl



While I prefer the styles from the forties and fifties, Autumn loves the sixties and seventies. When we found this pattern from 1969, we agreed that she should have a dress made from it.



I chose the fabric without her, knowing that she'd at least like the colors. This fabric is actually a forties print, but I think it lends itself well to this particular dress. She was thrilled when she saw it, and couldn't wait for me to get started.


The dress took me longer than it should have because there were some very tricky seams, but I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.

I lengthened the dress just a bit to make it more modest. Ahhh... the wonderful thing about sewing! You get to wear the styles you want, and make them suitable to your tastes!

Autumn seems pretty happy about it, too!

21 comments:

Simple Fancies said...

Very cute! I'm so glad to see added length to the style.

Sharon said...

That dress is so pretty and on a pretty young lady!! :)

I need to get back into sewing. I've been saying that for a long time and not sure what's holding me back. I think it's my too basic knowledge of the art. I can follow a pattern, but when it comes to customizing the fit, I get lost.

Cherish the Home said...

I *love* this dress! I'm with you Tracy, I prefer the styles of the 40's and 50's but this dress is just lovely. I really like the detail on the sides (at the waist).

Blessings,
Michele

Terri said...

You did a great job. What a fun fabric and it looks wonderful on her!

Jodi said...

What a cute pattern! I like those colors, too. The seams do look tricky -- great job on those!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

This dress is sooo Adorable,wish I new how to sew for my girls. Its so hard to find conservative dresses. (((Hugs)))

my house by the river said...

Oh my goodness Tracy, you did a marvelous job! Autumn looks quite beautiful wearing such a chick dress.

I am so glad to have found another sewer, yay (o:

mari

Tori said...

Hey that's a great dress, BRAVO!!
Love the colors!
She looks great in it!

Tracy said...

Your girls are just gorgeous. Autumn looks very proud of her new dress and Abigail just shines with her new do.

Jennifer said...

Cute! Cute!
You are so talented!
Great print too

Stacie said...

Hi Mrs. K,

Autumn's dress is adorable! You did a really good job on it! Autumn looks really thrilled with it! It looks really good on her! I love 60's and 70's styles too! But, I guess you assumed that, since Autumn and I are so much alike. lol The colors and styles are just so cute back then. I have been fixing my hair kind of 60's.

See you!
-Stacie

Penless Thoughts said...

Adorable!!! I wore many like that in the past. They called them "A" line styles.
Susan

quitecontrary1977 said...

oh that is snazzy! you look fabulous!

Mrs. Rabe said...

Great job, Tracy. It is so cute!

~~Deby said...

Tracy,
Oh this is so cute...the fabric..the way it looks on her...well it helps because she is a cutie....
Deby

randi---i have to say said...

Great dress and perfect fabric!

Autumn, you look adorable!

Mrs. Anna T said...

A very bright and colorful dress. Perfect for the summer!

lady jane said...

I love that dress! Your sewing abilities are excellent, Tracy.

I have a few patterns from the 40's and would have to alter them greatly in order to fit my frame. But ding ding ding, Lizzie would fit just fine. Now why didn't I think of that earlier? ;o)

Karen said...

What a great dress, Tracy! And Autumn looks so pretty wearing it! And I love Abigail's new haircut, too! So sweet! And I so agree with you about the freedom to alter as we choose when we make our own clothes. That's one of the number one reasons for my love of sewing!

Julieann said...

You are such a fun mom--she looks adorable in her dress:) Great material.

Julieann

Kelli said...

I love it! So pretty!
~Kelli