Edie was an American actress and fashion model but she is best known for being one of Andy Warhol’s stars.
Edie Sedgwick had a powerful style and she embodied the freewheelin’ sixties with her platinum blonde bob, heavy makeup, layering fur and leopard print. She loved wearing shoulder length chandelier earrings and false lashes.
After more than 40 years her style still inspires great designers from Burberry, Dior Couture, Proenza Schouler, re-appearing every few seasons in a new form.
We prepared a short gallery with Edie and some designer creations inspired by her unique style.
Vintage clothes became very popular and stylish to wear. Celebrities like Kylie Minogue, Alexa Chung, Pixie Lott and others embraced the 60’s and they look stunning.
Kylie is wearing a powerful outfit with a daring collar and cuffs. This elegant outfit is completed by the oversized glasses.
Michelle made a great combination with a simple black top and a textured micro mini. The result is wonderful and describes perfectly the Twiggy style.
She looks amazing in a high necked lace swing dress, so popular in the 60’s. The shoes complete this gorgeous outfit.
Her style icon is Jane Birkin and she is a great fan of the 60’s style. Alexa’s outfit includes a shift dress with a Peter Pan collar.
Her inspiration is Edie Sedgwick, an American 60’s actress. Pixie is wearing a simple mini dress in black and white that describe Edie’s style perfectly.
You can wear it mostly in Spring and Autumn, it will never go out of style, it’s a fashion statement…it’s the trench coat!
Has its origins in the United Kingdom and it was a standard cold-weather protection for soldiers back in 1917. Now it’s a stylish piece that everybody needs to have in his/her wardrobe.
Designers from Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent and Ralph Lauren presented their fall-winter collections 2014-2015 in which the trench coat has a special place.
Great fashion icons from the 60’s like Penelope Tree, Jane Birkin and Twiggy were muses for the new collections of Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent. We are talking about mini-skirts, trapeze dresses, patent Mary-Janes, graphic bobs and pastel colours.
Prada and Chloé chose the sixties prints for their silk dresses but they updated them with a modern twist.
Let’s enjoy together these beautiful pieces inspired by the 60’s!
Below you will find a selection of free dress sewing patterns I found online
I found this one on randomlyhappyblog.com:
Some more free dress patterns
The next one come from mygrowinghome.com:
You can find the pattern here
The next one comes from mellysews.com:
The following is a great design with detailed instructions:
You can download this right here
This is a lovely 1950s dress pattern that you can download here
That’s it for now! Feel free to suggest more though and I will add them!
Here is a collection of my favourite vintage sewing patterns:
Vintage style sewing patterns
Designer sewing patterns
The 1960s featured various trends. It was a period during which many traditions were broken, mirroring the social movements of the time.
Go-go boots, PVC dresses, shift dresses and other space age clothes were popular.
Vintage dress sewing patterns
Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt, and Courrèges made lovely futuristic dresses. Everybody was wearing psychedelic prints, lots of colours, and groovy patterns.
In the early-to-mid-sixties, the London Modernists (also known as the Mods) were determining popular fashion for the young British men.
A rare vintage sewing pattern for a cute dress with an inset midsection and a box pleat skirt. From the 1960s.
It has a fitted bodice with wide inset midsection, bias standing collar and a beautiful A-line skirt with front and back pleats. Short or full length sleeves. Possibility to add belt.
Here are some of my creations on Etsy:
Please also have a look at these superb finds:
Here is a list of some great sewing projects for which you can find free patterns!
You can find this lovely free skirt pattern here.
This one can be found here.
A free sewing patterns for this sewing machine cover can be found here.
This is a lovely mod dress for which the free sewing pattern and tutorial can be found right here.
This is a lovely reversible dress and you can find the sewing pattern for it right here.
This is one of my favourite free sewing patterns:
So cute! The mod sailor dress… Find the pattern right here.
That’s it for now, but watch this space, as I will be adding more free sewing patterns all every week!
Here are some items from Etsy:
There are some amazing finds in there:
There will be more free sewing patterns coming soon!
Until then, feel free to check out my shop on Etsy:
These are some really cool dresses and other pieces I have found on Etsy:
I thought I would feature this ultra-famous dress designed by Sarah Burton (from Alexander McQueen).
The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) wore it at her wedding to Prince William on 29 April 2011.
Love this style: combining an elegant dress with a lovely shape that kicks out and a very smart shirt underneath with a lovely round (“Peter Pan”) collar: