November 27, 2013

Vintage Vogue Copycat: Another Mod Dress in Ponte Knit

As if I have not babbled enough of my love of ponte knit in mod styles, I finished another vintage mod frock in my lovely black ponte knit. The pattern is Vogue 7663:
Pattern alterations were abundant. I adjusted for square shoulders as well as broad. I drafted out the back neckline dart, it was a useless dart with a knit fabric. I feel as if I cut the length of the original pattern in half. I shortened at least 8" in dress length off between the hem, hip and torso. Yea for shorties! 
I needed to add width to the hips which meant adjusting the pleated skirt, it was a pain but ended beautifully. Look at all those pleats in action.

 The center front button placket was fun it was not necessary with the knit fabric and in the end needed to be stitched down at the bust as not to pull and curl.
I wish I would have used a hefty interfacing on my peter pan collar as to avoid the dimples. Lesson learned. I also may add some fish eye darts to my waistline as the torso is NOT flattering my mid section. 
None the less is a pretty stellar mod day dress. A few more fixes and I may wear it all the time. 

11 comments:

  1. Everything about this dress is awesome. Fantastic work.

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  2. I love this 60s look. You are so productive!

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    1. Awe thanks, I do adore the 60's and try to be as productive as possible.

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  3. Oh, this is smart!! I love the look of it, very retro but totally modern as well. I STILL have not purchased and sewn any ponte yet, but it is next on my list, for sure. I just made and blogged an army fatigue jacket in a wool, but think actually that it would look and feel really cozy in the ponte knit.

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    1. Oh yes you need to try the ponte. I will have to check out your jacket, it sounds amazing. A ponte jacket would be wonderful too.

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  5. I really do like this style of dress! The pleats make the whole thing :) Great job!

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    1. Thank you very much Siri. A much as a pain those pleats were I am very happy with the way they turned out.

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  6. Ooooohhhhh I love this sooooo much! Everything I like about the mod era dresses plus my favorite fabric - ponte equals a winning dress!

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    1. Yes, I too can not live without ponte. Thank you very much, the marvelous fabric meshed so well to the fab era vintage style frock.

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Happy sewing!
Melody

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