I bought this SUPER cute 1960’s backless dress pattern on Etsy a few months ago. I already had the PERFECT fabric to make it with, a blue cotton floral with a it of stretch. It almost has a Hawaiian feel to it, doesn’t it?
This pattern definitely satisfied my sewing fix as it was very fast and easy to sew. I made no changes to the pattern (save the measurements…a size 10? I wish!), and I used two vintage pearly flat fisheye buttons at the back.
I really like this design because of the peek-a-boo back. It’s low, but not TOO low, so it’s perfect for concealing my “love handles”. I think it turned out great!
I actually made this dress for Pittsburgh Fashion Week last year but never got around to posting pics. However, here it is! The fabric is a medium weight atomic print woven cotton gifted to me about two years ago.
I really struggled about what to make with it but finally I decided on a mod 1960’s style dress. I love the look of petticoats so I added a strip of orange trim around the hem to fool the eye. I also added the V in the back, but otherwise followed the pattern exactly.
I really love the way it turned out and even found a little clear plastic purse to match at Goodwill! Judy Jetson would be proud! LOL