Monday, June 27, 2011

The GDR Dress

This sewing- issue named PRAMO

is coming from the German Democratic Republic

from 1967!

I found in love with this dress and I must sew it!

Only too pieces :
one front and one back piece

but not so many instructions :-)

        and not very distinctives pattern!!! :-(



But it wasn't too difficult to put the 2 pieces together :-)

I bought a heavy satin cotton fabric in an old rose color for a long time.
Perfect for this dress from the sixties.

I cut a front and back facing with the same fabric.
Neckline and armhole fit very good.

I used an unvisible zipper.

I made only one modification:

I must sew 2 darts at the back because it was too wide!
Ok, I have a hollow back that's why I must reduce the volume of the babric at the back.

The sixties necklines are often starting very high.
It looks very pretty but it's not so much confortable :-(

We are no longer accustomed with these necklines.

I 'm not yet tanned ...
but I'm on holiday next week :-)

but I already love it!!!


  1. wow that is so cute! I love 60's style dresses. and I can't believe you are only sewing for a few years. you are doing some great things. So I am following you now and look forward to your next projects :)

  2. You have other GDR Fashion Dress, Blouse while life in this time?