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Vogue Patterns: 1661 (60s Jo Mattli two-piece dress) - Type:Dresses
Review submitted in Vintage Pattern 2011 Contest    printable version
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Reviewed by:Margaret
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KatieA said...
Nice look, and the fabric really suits it. I found that on my 1960s skirt too the side seams were a lot more flared than I'd choose.
6/21/11 5:44 AM
ejvc said...
what a beautiful piece of work! Thanks for the interior shots. You put a lot of work into it and it's rather wonderful.
6/21/11 6:44 AM
FreyaStark said...
A cute and distinctive outfit. I'm impressed by the effort you've put in, especially given that the fabric must have been hard to handle.
6/21/11 6:59 AM
Rhonda in Montreal said...
Ahaa!! UP to "your level" of construction!! Kudos!! ;)
6/21/11 9:14 AM
MNBarb said...
You're looking very Jackie O In this suit. As always, I admire your sewing skills. I think this is a very distinctive outfit and I love the look with tights and shoes. Kudos to you on your hard work.
6/21/11 1:16 PM
Hilary said...
I love your suit, its a beautiful color and it looks good on you-I like it with the tights also!
6/21/11 2:51 PM
PittyPat said...
Wonderful creation... love the turquoise hand-sewn accent threads on the top. Beautiful job... well done.
6/21/11 3:02 PM
sewbarbie said...
Great review- I love these vintage designer patterns. You did a wonderful job on this and it looks great on you.
6/22/11 0:10 AM
Margaret said...
Thanks for all the very nice comments! Freya, the fabric was not so bad to deal with -- it did fray, but the texture slowed that down some and also meant it was not at all slippery.
6/22/11 5:20 AM
pdiddly said...
beautiful work
6/22/11 6:56 AM
Karine said...
You did a beautiful job with this. The inside of your garment is as attractive as the outside. Love the fabric. Thanks for the detailed review - you obviously have a high level of understanding and skill related to fitting!
6/22/11 8:40 AM
Q Valley Mary said...
Another elegant, classic look for you. And another helpful review of the construction details.
6/22/11 11:24 AM
CAgirl said...
I think you put together a very attractive garment! The fabric and style suit you very well. I am impressed with your attention to detail. I'm applauding!
6/23/11 8:57 AM
Heatherrique said...
One nicely sleekly tailored ensemble, Margaret! Thanks for your details, especially your alterations.
6/29/11 10:23 PM
velosewer said...
This is so cool. I love this outfit. You look great.
6/30/11 0:12 AM
Margaret said...
6/30/11 4:58 AM
Aroura said...
This is such a great outfit, and a very detailed and wonderful review! Very wearable vintage fashion, great job!
6/30/11 4:10 PM
fourkid said...
I love this - you are so cute in it!
6/30/11 10:14 PM
marec said...
What a wonderful stroll down memory lane for me. This style was my first real suit, and I wore it to Easter services I think. I appreciate your complete and detailed review as I always learn something from your work. Beautiful.
7/1/11 10:40 AM
AnneM said...
Beautiful. You could almost wear it inside-out. You did a fantastic job on it.
7/2/11 11:40 AM
moushka said...
Great review and your outfit looks terrific. No underlining recommendations were usually given in the 'sixties because everyone used something called Sibonne which was available in every colour of the rainbow. My mom still has some in her stash, lol. I think it disappeared sometime in the 'seventies. I have no idea whether it was a synthetic or a cotton/synthetic combo, but it had a hand like lightly starched cotton batiste.
7/21/11 9:10 PM
Margaret said...
moushka, thanks for the info, that's very helpful to know! Sounds like maybe one of those cotton/poly blend batistes might work as a replacement when the correct 60s amount of stiffness is needed. I do know of people successfully using all-cotton batiste -- which is probably a bit softer -- to underline some silks, too.
7/22/11 11:14 AM
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