1963 style daisy dress

This weekend I wore a McCall’s dress that I made for a close friend’s wedding. I’m not going to lie I am very proud of myself that I managed to make it (with a little help from the teacher!) and it stayed in one piece all day!

You may remember I brought the fabric a while back and couldn’t wait to try and make something from it.  So when the sewing teacher brought me a 1963 archive collection dress pattern by McCall’s it seemed the prefect thing to aim for.

Don’t get me wrong there is a few things I would do differently next time. The top of the dress is made in two halves but I think if I do it again (which I am going to – hello it’s fab!). I would make it in one as my pattern matching wasn’t that spot on.

When making the skirt I placed the fabric a different way up from the top, as the pattern is ‘busy’ it worked for the finished result but for the next one I want to try and do it all the same.

But even with the mistakes it felt great being able to show it off and know it was all my hard work. I got lots of lovely comments and even some requests for people to make them one (one thing at a time!).

I found the perfect backdrop at the wedding in the garden, who doesn’t love daisys. I felt like I was in a movie.

I paired the dress with a vintage navy hat, scarf and shoes, along with my new box bag I got for my birthday. A lot of people asked to see inside it, they were looking for the ballet dancer and the music.

The dress lasted the whole night and was great to dance in.

So there you have it my first McCall’s vintage style dress. What do you think? Any of you made a dress from this patten?


22 thoughts on “1963 style daisy dress

  1. I love this dress and that fabric is to die for! I’m going to have to get this pattern, it’s perfect! Well done. 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot. When I do it again I think I’m going to lose the bow. As with it you can’t wear a belt and I’m a bit fan of a belt!
      Do share pictures if you end up making it, would love to see.

      1. Will do! I have a thing for belts too – you can never have enough colours! Love your blog btw! 🙂

  2. That dress is gorgeous, the fabric works so well with the pattern. And the pattern itself is so very cute with that bow, you tempt me to buy it myself.
    Really a great summer dress, you look lovely wearing it.

    1. Thanks so much. A little tip if you do buy the dress patten I found I placed my bow a little to high and it didn’t sit where I wanted to so make sure it’s where you want it before you sew! That’s what I’m going to make sure for next time x

    1. Thanks so much. There is no magic to it anyone can give it a go, you should try. It’s such fun( unless you do it wrong and have to unpick it all, which I have done a few times!).
      Need another reason to wear it again soon!

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