Friday, September 5, 2014

Accessorize Your '60s Cocktail Dress!

It's the hunt for accessories! This wonderful Patt-O-Rama mail order pattern from 1966 that I posted yesterday in my shop features a chic two-piece dress with a focus on the accessories.

The pattern included this additional sheet that describes how to accessorize this dress in three different ways! I thought it would be fun to see if I could find vintage fabric and accessories in Etsy shops to match the suggestions. Check them out below. :) Did I do a fair job? Do all the elements work together? Feel free to suggest alternate choices!

I will say, that just the exercise of selecting the pieces for each version made it easier to imagine myself in each version of this two-piece dress. A very fun and useful result!

LEFT: Fabric & Accessories for Dress Sewn in Brocade

Shop: Fabric Depot

 Shop: Cristi Natural

Store: From The Vanity

Shop: Vintage Brink

Shop: Truly Vintage UK

BOTTOM: Fabric & Accessories for Dress Sewn in Linen

Shop: My Fabric Studio

Shop: Vintage Vixen

Shop: Frocks N FrillsVintage

Shop: Jens Closet

Shop: The Swanky Fox

RIGHT: Fabric & Accessories for Dress Sewn in Brown Herringbone Wool

Shop: Fabric Consortium

Shop:  bobby's Boutique

Shop:  Yesterday Time

Shop: Joann Brocanto Vintage

Shop: Beautiful Passions

Shop:  Kat's Cache

Shop: Pinky LaRoux


  1. You did a great job finding just the right accessories for this outfit! There are so many wonderful choices on Etsy. Remember Etsy when you are planning your cool weather wardrobe this year!

    1. Thank so much, Katarahh! I agree, Etsy is tops for one's vintage (or not) wardrobe choices - the variety and selection are simply excellent.

  2. How nice! thanks for including my gloves!

    1. You are so welcome! You have a great shop, chock full of wonderful vintage items. I'll be back, you can count on it! :)