Monday, 27 October 2014

Short & Sweet



I'm helping out with the publicity for a Mod themed event the Black Country Echoes Festival are planning so I've got my 1960s groove on. 




 My dress started life as a vintage bed sheet (kindly donated by Shabby) and the 1969 pattern is on loan from my Facebook friend, Emily. 

McCall's 9779 - possibly the easiest pattern ever!

The 1960s Hacker record player, hand made rug, cushion covers and vintage Trechikoff and Lynch prints all came from car boot sales and the Rebound game (manufactured in 1971, but what's a couple of years between friends?) was a recent jumble sale find.


See you soon!

55 comments:

  1. Wow, I've never seen that pattern before! Groovy! :)

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  2. You look like you stepped right out of the 60's! I keep looking for sheets, no luck

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  3. It always amazes me what you manage to do with a bedsheet! Groovy dress!

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  4. Very groovy, Vix!!
    Love how you mod-ed out the first photo, too.
    xox

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  5. Fabulous dress! You are on a roll Vix. The photos are ace. You remind me of the little girl in the brimful of Asha video, playing your records sitting on the floor. xxx

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  6. It just looks like a scene from a 60s movie xxx

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  7. Faboo! Another bed sheet masterpiece. (Yikes! That sounds kinda dirty. Oh well, you know what I mean.)

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  8. Vintage sheets are THE BEST fabric!!!
    Love the print, and love this floaty shorty delight!
    I remember toting a record played like that about when I was very young for playing my Abba records on!
    Love Helga XXX

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  9. Right on! You look great and that event sounds like it's going to be really fun.

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  10. Woo hoo! Fingernails to match your tights. I'm sure the sheet is enjoying life more as a groovy dress!
    Love the hair! x o JJ

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  11. Since I met you sheets are not safe any more in my house,ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  12. I love this Vix! You look like my perfect idea of a baby sitter when I was 6! Perfect fabric. Perfect pattern. Perfect accessories. Perfection!!

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  13. fantastic cut!
    you look perfect 60´s! i can hear the groove swinging.... :-)
    yeah!!!
    xxxxx

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  14. You look so cure and demure!!! Ha!!!!! X

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  15. Fab. I flippin' love it. I am a sucker for sheet couture. You look gorgeous, a proper poster girl.
    We've got Rebound in the attic. We got it at a jumble when the boys were teeny and we still have to get it out to play at Christmas along with a game or two of Pissed Cluedo and Pissed Operation.
    See you soon.
    Loves ya.
    xxxxxx

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  16. You know how I feel about the 1960s! This dress is incredible on you, the sleeves are perfection! Also aren't vintage sheets just asking to be made into fabulous frocks?

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  17. Wow! Well done, looks so much better as a dress. Such a pretty fabric too!

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  18. I'm dying at how friggin cute you look! That picture of you on the floor with the record player, I wanna blow it up and hang it on my wall! You are looking fresh even tough it's a throwback:) The pattern on that former sheet now fabulous 60's mini with wings is insane! Me love!!!! Can you please do a post showing off all the clothes you've made, say a best of???? I'm dying to see them all together!
    LOVEYOULIKEASISTER:)XXOO

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  19. You look fantastic in that dress, which has amazing sleeves! I also just love your hair style, it is like nothing I've seen before and is so flattering. Your hair always looks just so beautiful.

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  20. You need to be go-go dancing in the opening of Laugh In. Did you have that show over there? It was all the rage...back in the day. : ) Goldie Hawn was one of the Go Go dancers. You would have fit right in.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  21. The demure floral fabric was destined for this angelic mini with wings -- and then you turned up the tunes and rocked the room with those vintage boots! Ah, Vix, you embody the sexy 60s with every heartbeat!

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  22. I'm in loooove with your dress!! And dang those boots are amazing

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  23. You are vintage personified. I love those boots! Love that first photo! xx

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  24. Very 60s! I grew up in the 60s myself and think some of the fashions and music from that era is the best ever. The mod event sounds interesting.

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  25. Looking gorgeous! I love the bed sheet fabric, you're a wonderful seamstress, and the record player is so cute :) xx

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  26. wouuu, you rock 60's!!, love that tunic dress!!, the fabric, the sleeves, the fancy shape!! everything is so cute!!
    and you look gorgeous, obviously!!!
    besos

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  27. Oh my, that dress is gorgeous! I ADORE the sleeves!
    xx

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  28. You always give second life to old sheets or curtains or tablecloths. It is amazing.

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  29. your dress is spectacular and i'm VERY jealous about that record player…the first photo looks like an album cover~so good!

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  30. As I said on facebook, I love this look! The dress is fantastic and I love the photo set up with the record player - fab! x

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  31. What a brilliant pattern and sheet dress. Loving your style Vix - as always xxx

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  32. The dress you made using the vintage blue-green and white floral print bedsheet and the 1969 McCall's 9779 pattern is beautiful! It looks very pretty with the hosiery you styled it with in these photos and would, I'm sure, look fabulous styled with many other colours of hosiery as well.

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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  33. Short and sweet as a nut! You look amazing and I love the time warp quality of the photo. It makes me feel so nostalgic. The frock is fab and the sheet is super dooper. Wish I had one of those record players. Must keep me peepers open! Xxxxx

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  34. Love this 60's bed sheet sensation Vix, with it's groovy flower-power print. Never see any down South, not that I'd be able to do much with one anyway but wouldn't it be nice to look at? Great 'sixtiesfying' and bokeh effects on the snaps too. Thank you for your lovely words earlier. xxx

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  35. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! this outfit looks stunning on you! i love this look from head to toe!
    ... mod festival, how fun! when i was in my late teens, i went with a friend to all the mod/60s events in our erea (she was and still is a total mod gal ... she even moved from gemany to london ... so mod is she!) . i never called myself a mod but i liked the music, the fashion and the poeple. long, long time ago ...

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  36. Argh! I love this outfit so much! You look perfect! I'll have to get that pattern! But it seems to quite elusive on the old Etsy...

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  37. I love Krista's idea of you doing a post featuring all the clothes you've made! That is such a cute outfit - you are the perfect embodiment of the swingin' sixties. I always wanted one of those rebound games.

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  38. You just rock that look Vix :-) Ever resourceful!

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  39. The sleeves are a phenomenon all by themselves. You must look even more amazing dancing in this.

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  40. I LOVE the pics! the first one is sparkly brilliant - the dress is so fab (you are a legend), you are just gorgeous, and those boots are very special - this makes me miss my little record player x x x

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  41. Oh so brilliant! I particularly love the green tights with that dress and THOSE BOOTS! They are truly great! X

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  42. SLEEVES! God, I love 'em! Another fabulous example of Sheet Chic, I adore the frock, and that record player takes me right back to my childhood. Hope the Mod-themed event planning is going well.
    Now shake those maracas, baby! Love ya! xxxx

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  43. Love that blue dress and the styling of the photos, adorable :D

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  44. Fabulous as always I don't know how you get time to be whipping up frocks with all the fairs you're doing these days. Love the dress.

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  45. So Gorgeous and so clever, Best wishes xxx

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  46. These photos really look vintage! So cool! The colour and pattern of the sheet-dress is so pretty and I love how it looks both super comfortable and very chic.
    xoxo

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