Project run and play’s theme for the week was sewing through the decades. So I decided to go with a 60s mod look. I adore Twiggy so I did some research on the whole mod look. It was pretty much pioneered by Mary Quant . She made fashion young and affordable and loved using unexpected materials. She often used simple lines, short skirts and fun tights. Now while I love all these things they are NOT for my body. If you look at Twiggy she really did have the body of a little girl, very thin with no hips, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make something mod. If I can’t do it for myself then why not for my straight limbed no hipped daughter. So I made a dress, leggings, and a jacket.
I started with a simple dress that I made the pattern from by tracing a t-shirt that fits her then just making it longer. I added the sleeve cuffs and boat neck for a simple but contrasting detail. I made the leggings out of an old t-shirt. I do this a lot for my girls, it is cheap and easy. I have thought of doing a tutorial on it sometime if anyone is interested. To add a little interest and keep it with the Mary Quant ideal I cute strips of hot pink knit and sewed them on with a zig zag stitch in silver metalic thread.
I also made a jacket with some blue houndstooth I was going to use for a skirt for myself but it just really wanted to be this jacket.
I made the pattern using an old raglan sleeve tshirt then extended the front when I cut it out so that it would overlap. I bagged the linning so I wouldn’t have to do a lot of hand stitching. I put a little half collar on the back only. I was very excited when I found the big yellow buttons, I feel like they add that touch of the mod look.
I was hoping to make a matching hat but I just ran out of time, oh well. This was a fun challenge, I loved learning more about 60’s fashion and making something cute for my little sweetie pie:)