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April 17, 2012

Thinking Mod For Spring!

By Andrea

Watching this new season of Mad Men has got me drooling over Megan’s super fashionable mod wardrobe!  I am thinking a mod dress might be the perfect wardrobe addition for spring – here’s some lovely vintage patterns I came across while browsing Etsy for inspiration.

From seller DILLYDOILY:

I love the seaming at the yoke – and that the model looks so super sixties on this one!

From seller historicallypatterns:

I am definitely loving the colourblocking on view A on this one!

For those of you who knit, from seller 2ndlookvintage:

I love love the geometric design of this one! Too bad I am the world’s slowest knitter …

From seller sandritocat:

This one done up in black would be very reminiscent of Megan’s Zou Bisou Bisou dress!

From seller SloCrafty:

View A of this one totally reminds me of the dress that Megan wore out to dinner with Don and the couple from Heinz in the epsiode that aired a couple of weeks ago!

I hope these give you some ideas for some pieces to add to your spring wardrobe!  Anyone planning to add some vintage or vintage inspired pieces to your wardrobes for spring?



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16 Responses to Thinking Mod For Spring!

  1. Kristine Reply

    April 17, 2012 at 9:06 am

    ah haaa..Andrea..you’ve been lurking the same shops I have! ;D
    I’m up to my eyeballs! I have several sewing projects on deck..(sewing furiously as much as my work and teenagers’ schedules allow)..nothing MOD per say, but all vintage.. I’m currently sewing a vintage shortie pj pattern at the moment(McCalls 8844)..
    Next on deck, a 1965 swimsuit pattern(Simplicity 5978)so stinkin cute and MCCalls 7766 with transfers included..major swoon factor!:)

  2. Sara In AZ Reply

    April 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    These are all so perfectly Mod, great pics Andrea!

    I have to confess, I really miss seeing all the full skirts and petticoats – at least Trudy is still working those dresses for me! 🙂

    • Andrea Reply

      April 18, 2012 at 11:38 am

      I have a soft spot for most fashion between the 30s to 70s, so I am still enjoying Trudy’s dresses, too! I am partial to the mod look though, since I can wear it 🙂

  3. RetroRuth Reply

    April 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Love your picks, Andrea! That last one is a real knockout!

    • Andrea Reply

      April 18, 2012 at 11:43 am

      I am really partial to that one too, Ruth, especially the long sleeved version!

  4. Kathleen Reply

    April 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Oooh, I love all of these! I’m with Sara, I admit to missing the more ’50s style dresses … but I also really adore all the new mod styles! Here’s my question for you gals regarding these dresses: Am I too old for them? (I’m 42) I’ve been coveting some patterns like these but worry about being able to pull it off. They are so youthful looking! 🙂

    • Kristine Reply

      April 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Oh, Heck No, you’re not too old! I’m 45! :D…you can check out my vintage wip’s on my page kitschnsinkstudio.blogspot.com. I just recently started sewing again, so just a couple finishes so far..but I’m nearly finished with a couple more. 🙂

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      April 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Kathleen – You are NEVER too old!!! Never, never, never!!! 🙂 Go for it girl!!!!!

    • Andrea Reply

      April 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

      No way! I thing the mod styles are quite classic, really! The key is picking the right fabric, IMO.

  5. Meem Reply

    April 17, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Ruthie – your grandmother made me that dress, third from the top, in light green (went great with my red hair, remember I used to have it too?). I wore it to a spring banquet my senior year in high school and to a homecoming dance my freshman year in college, one of the first formal dates with your father. He didn’t like the dress by the way, go figure. love you!

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