60’s Revival: mod dress & fabrics

This amazing vintage pattern just arrived in my mailbox, and when I find the right fabric I’m going to sew the shit out of it!

60s Sheath Dress from vintage Butterick pattern
60s Sheath Dress from vintage Butterick pattern

Props & gratitude to Colleen from Proctor Creations on Etsy, as not only did she wrap this up in the cutest package, AND enclose a lovely thank you card that was made from what appears to be an original photograph she took, she also sent me a second vintage pattern for free! What a nice gal. That would only happen on Etsy.

I love the drop waist and contrasting wide belt, and the contrasting collar on View B. I’ve been trolling the interwebs for some mod fabric for this. Here are some options so far. Which one would you choose?

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Maybe these are all a little too loud, too “hey look at me–I’m a 60s mod dress!”.  Maybe I should just stick with a solid colour. But it would be so hard to do that with these awesome mod prints in front of me! Advice needed!

If this project turns into a sewing disaster, like so many other projects that were brilliant in theory and poor-to-awful in practice, then perhaps I’ll consider buying a frock from marmalade-shop.com instead. Have you seen their amazing 60’s dresses? I had a bit of a major squeeeeee when I came across their website.

marmalade-shop dresses

marmalade-shop dresses


5 thoughts on “60’s Revival: mod dress & fabrics

    1. I’m leaning towards that one, too, or the second (purple) one. I’m a bit worried about buying fabric online, though–so hard to know the weight & drape and overall feel of it. So I’ll be scouring my local fabric shops before making any decisions.


  1. Dear Lori, First of all, thank you for your kind words. I love both selling and buying on Etsy! And I would go for the first one, that is if I could sew. Contrasting collar and belt colour, black, cream or deep teal. Colleen


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