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« on: November 04, 2008 04:26:01 PM »

My fourth grade daughter had to dress in 1960s theme for school. She wasn't that impressed with the hippie style (thank goodness, as I knew that is what most people would do) so we researched a bit online and she just fell in love with Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton's mod look. I am a product of the 60s and I loved that look, too! So, I sketched an outfit, a jumper and a long sleeved close fitting t shirt, with tights and go-go boots.

So, here is my interpretation. I didn't use patterns, but had plenty of inspiration from the many pictures I found online. I don't have any in progress pictures because I didn't see this until after Halloween. I got the red fabric for $1.50/yd at JoAnn, the white pleather was about $6/yd. I had the clear vinyl. We bought t shirt, tights and shoes. I made the jumper, belt, hat and tote bag. The belt was a real challenge, as I couldn't think of a buckle that would scream 60s. It needed to be round and plastic. Finally, at the 11th hour I came up with making it from Sculpey, which proved to be perfect. My sister found the flat white patent and clear vinyl shoes for $10! They were huge, but we stuffed them with cotton!! ;0)

I have made every costume for her since she was a baby. Each year we have a ton of fun doing it!! Last year the Geisha I made for her came in 1st prize in a hometown contest.

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2008 04:37:14 PM »

I think it came out really groovy  Tongue. I think she can get away with wearing it as an outfit besides halloween. I really love that style dress, I have a pattern saved for my daughter to make one similar.

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2008 05:02:55 PM »

Excellent Work!!!! LOVE this outfit, I would wear it myself any day of the week!!  the hat is incredible...who am I kidding, I love the whole ensemble!

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 07:43:37 AM »

LOL, my daughter also wants to wear it as a dress, but it is kind of short! I just had such fun doing it. I love sewing for her, and the thought of buying a costume makes me feel sad!

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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008 09:48:40 PM »

OMG, that is ADORABLE!  She needs some HUGE white framed sunglasses and some Nancy Sinatra boots, although I like the look just like this as well!

Great job, mom!

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