Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sewingthe60s dresses for sale!

Hello there! Guess what, guess what, guess what!!

I have things for sale!

That's right I have been sneakily sewing up 2 dresses from a 60s sewing pattern. The pattern is far too small for me, and I wanted to try it out, so I decided to whip up some sweet dresses for you! Take a look below for the details and let me know if you’d be interested in making them part of your wardrobe!

First up...

Aqua blue sleeveless shift dress with top stitch details on front yoke and decorative buttons. Dress is fastened with zip at back. Dress is handmade by me with facings and hem slip stitched. Great care has been taken to sew this one of a kind dress!

Fabric - Vintage cotton fabric with slub. Hand wash only please.

Approx. size 8 Aus/UK (Size 4 US)

Measurements lying flat and doubled
Bust 83 cm (32 ½ inches)
Waist 80cm (31 ½ inches)
Hips 94cm (37 inches)
Length 90cm (35 ½ inches) – Upon ordering please advise your desired length of the hem and I will sew it before posting

Price $60 AUD (Approx $52 USD, GBP ₤32)




And also this bright lime green sleeveless shift dress with top stitch details on front yoke and decorative buttons. Dress is fastened with zip at back. Dress is handmade by me with facings and hem slip stitched. Great care has been taken to sew this one of a kind dress!

Fabric info – Stretch cotton gabardine – new fabric. Hand wash only please.

Approx. size 8 Aus/UK (Size 4 US)

Measurements lying flat and doubled
Bust 83 cm (32 ½ inches)
Waist 80cm (31 ½ inches)
Hips 94cm (37 inches)
Length 90cm (35 ½ inches) – Upon ordering please advise your desired length of the hem and I will sew it before posting


Price $60 AUD (Approx $52 USD, GBP ₤32)




Postage for one dress is AUD $6.95, GBP ₤13, USD $18. Exact postage will be calculated upon inquiry

Email me if you’re interested or for more detailed photos. If your happy to go ahead with the purchase I will send you a paypal invoice

Thanks for taking a look, and we'll be back to our regular Sewing the 60s programming soon!

See you later lovelies! 

Cat xo

18 comments:

  1. They look fabulous, you did such a great job! Alas I'm a teeny tiny 6 otherwise I would probably be snapping that blue one up! x

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    1. Thank you! wow a size 6! I'll have to try filling my pattern draw with different sizes!

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    2. It's one of the reasons why I started sewing - I can never find things to fit!

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  2. They're really beautiful, and such a steal! Unfortunately I'm a size 10 otherwise I'd be snapping up that lovely green one. I don't doubt someone will be taking them off your hands very soon though, they'd be mad not to!

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    1. Thank you! Im glad you said that because for awhile i thought maybe i was charging too much for them! My friend who is a size 10 tried them on, but she has a large bust so i depends i guess. sometimes people are a mix of sizes.

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  3. alas, too small for me too :( or else I would snatch up that green one. Let us know if you make any more!

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    1. I will most certainly and post them here! They are to small for me too - im kinda bummed cause i really like the pattern itself!

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  4. They're adorable! Too small for me as well, unfortunately, but may I suggest you consider sewing extra frocks on a regular basis?...

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    1. Yes! I definitely would love to do that more often, unfortunately time is a precious thing that i don't poses a lot of even to sew for myself lately! I'd love to sew two of everything i make - one for me and one for sale! that would be a fun idea. but keep a look out because there are more things coming soon ;)

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  5. SEND ME THE BLUE! just cause you love me, thanks! (I'm kidding, but seriously my birthday is coming up...)

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    1. Lol! your birthday is in October! Ill make you a special order then!

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  6. Hello again! I've nominated you for the Liebster blog award and so there are some questions for you over at my page. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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    1. Oh thank you so much! I really appreciate it! I have already received a few of these lovely awards and i did a little post for it over here. http://sewingthe60s.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/liebster-award-oh-my.html
      I hope you don't mind if i skip on this one?

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  7. Oh my goodness, as soon as I saw this post I went to immediately do my measurements. Sometimes I am lucky enough to squeeze into an 8, but alas, the dress is just a couple of inches too small for me! The dresses look great and I will envy the lucky girls (or girl!) who buys them! Do you think you might like to start sewing dresses to sell more frequently? Your creations are brilliant and you are very talented!

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    1. Oh thank you Lucy! i seem to have picked the wrong size pattern or perhaps not many size 8 ladies are out looking for dresses! lol. I have some more awaiting finishing which will be up soon. Their more size 12 but ill try to sew a few different sizes along the way!

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  8. Darling, these are gorgeous!!! Ooo, I don't see them sitting around for long!
    XXX

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