Monday, September 27, 2010

1961 evening frock test

I have been invited to a formal occasion! Oh boy, have I been waiting for this day! Frockortunity!


I have this lovely blue and silver brocade, given to me by a manager at work. Her mother-in-law passed away last year, and sewed for most of her life. This manager kindly thought of me and gave me about 6 shopping bags of fabrics dating back to the 1960s! There are some nice ones (and some dud neon 80s ones too); this is one of the gems. Nice and sparkly!

I am testing patterns to make a 60s cocktail/evening frock...this is McCall's 6030.
I used the rest of the vintage fabric I used for this frock.
(That back strap is going to need a scoliosis adjustment, whoops. Didn't even notice until I saw the photos. I didn't do any adjustments to this pattern, but it needs the straps narrowed just a smidge I think, and there's a bit of wrinkling in the lower bodice that needs seeing to)

What do you think? A contender for the brocade?

5 comments:

Karin van D. said...

I think the dress would look gorgeous in that fabric. Go for it, I'd say!

moggy said...

Go the brocade!

Handmade said...

Yep - I'm with them!

Gail said...

I'm egging you on to sew the brocade too. The floral is totally devine.

Carol said...

Nothing says 60's to me quite like a brocade. I love it. If you don't use it I will come and steal it for a 60's cocktail dress I have planned as my christmas dress this year.