1960s Patchwork Dress from Paddle & Saddle! So Sweet!


1960s patchwork dress from Paddle & Saddle


This 1960s patchwork dress from Paddle & Saddle is absolutely adorable!

Made from 100% cotton, it truly is the perfect summertime shift dress! But you can turn this dress into a three-season dress by layering it with sweaters! I personally love this dress paired with this 1990s gray cardigan. This vintage 70s Gaeltarra Irish sweater will add a bit more warmth for those colder nights!

This 60s patchwork dress would fit up to a modern US size 10. Measurements, taken flat, are:

B: 18.5″
W: 17.25:
H: 20″
L: 37″

Patchwork got its start as a way to use up all the scraps of fabric from sewing projects. Talk about old-school sustainability!

But the patterns and patchwork itself really hit its stride in the 1960s, inspired a great deal by hippie culture.

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has a great piece on patchwork history, including the influence of Cubist art on the style.

Also an important influence on patchwork to the hippie movement were the pilgrimages hippies made to regions in Asia and the Middle East where patchwork was a mainstay in traditional garb and everyday wear.

And let’s talk about this Pauline Allen creation from 1969, when patchwork really became luxurious and hit the runway!This shantung silk evening dress hit the runway in 1969, and it really pulled the hippie fashion into high fashion.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in



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