Wednesday, 25 April 2012

1960s debut.

That's how I feel in this 1960's Butterick 3833 dress using Cue remnant fabric from Pitt Trading.
I love that all the pieces have come together with some very determined hand stitching: hem, bodice, buttons and hooks.

These gloves  (Carol's suggestion) are long but I've kept them short for these pictures. I'm not sure what the style police would say but I'm sure I would get a warning for my sense of style. Bring on the garden party.

The self-cover buttons I had in my stash were too small for me to deal with at 11pm last night but I found three small round buttons with an edge to them until I can find some nice white pearl shank buttons. I'll also look for blue ones too - thanks Sheila.
And this is probably how I'd look at the end of a long debute party or garden party.
It's Anzac Day (Lest we forget) and the weather is now starting to cool down so I think that's it for warm weather clothing.

14 comments:

Renata said...

The white buttons were the right choice. I just had a look in my photo album. A photo taken in 1962 shows me with the obligatory white gloves - just past the wrist bone length. Anything longer was for formal evening occasions. All you need is to be caught on camera out on the street and you would start a new fashion trend.You look so cool, and speaking of which, I have had the heater on all day, on low, brrrr.

velosewer said...

Renata, I heard the first snow of the season fell so I was really glad to have finished this off last night. Thank you for confirming that long gloves where for a formal occassion. Enjoy the rest of your day off.
BTW, I bet your 1962 photo looks devine.

kbenco said...

You look terrific. I like the button contrast.
I am so glad that gloves are not compulsory anymore, I am imagining feeling unecessarily hot in such a lovely sleeveless dress.

Cherrypix said...

Tres elegant! 16 y/o DD saw you pics and thinks the dress + gloves are "very cool". So do I! You trend (re)setter! ;-)

Fran said...

Very lovely. You did a beautiful job and it's a perfect fit!

Abby said...

That is such a lovely dress! I love the contrast of colors and the buttons.

Mary said...

The blue of the dress, paired with the white contrast is wonderful. How fun for you to have sewed along with all the vintage contestants!

Sue said...

Great dress - I love the blue and white... bring on the garden party!

Sharon said...

Great dress and perfect fit, love the blue and white contrast.

theperfectnose said...

Love the mod look. Also, thanks for introducing me to Pitt trading =D

Carolyn said...

You look absolutely faaaabulous, darling! The gloves are just the right accessory; bring on the garden party indeed!

Lynneb said...

Oh, ADORABLE! I just love this dress on you! Nicely done...the white makes for the perfect pop!

Robyn said...

Your dress looks lovely - I really like the white accents.

Joy said...

This is adorable! The asymmetrical bodice is so and the blue/white contrast is very striking.

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