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60s Style Photo Shoot For The Pumpkin Dress

When we agreed to be pattern testers for the new Cocowawas Crafts pattern, The Pumpkin Dress, we knew it was destined to be styled as a 1960s mini dress. We immediately thought of the colour blocking that Mary Quant used a lot in her mod fashions and knew it would be a good match.

Our good friends over at Girl Charlee had exactly what we needed and kindly sent us some of their lovely Ponte Roma in black, white and a really cool red/black/white stripe.

We needed to make a few adjustments to the pattern to create the look we wanted. I shortened mine by 3″ and we both sized down so that it was fitted at the chest but still had that essential kick-out skirt. The pattern was simple to follow and if you use KAM snaps as we did then it’ll be no trouble even for a relative beginner.

I have so many 1960s photos pinned on various Pinterest boards and the crazy poses have often made me smile. So we thought it would be a good giggle to try and create some of them whilst photographing our Pumpkin dresses. We laughed so hard we had to touch up our makeup halfway through, but the result is some of our best work. We hope you agree!

We have captioned the photos, but we would love to hear your alternative captions.  Comment below with the number of the photo and your caption!


1 – THOSE EVIL BIRDS ARE TALKING ABOUT US AGAIN

2 – HOLD ON DRIVER, MY LEG IS SORE AND MY FRIEND’S HAND IS STUCK TO HER FACE

3 – WHO STOLE THE TWISTER MAT?

4 – OOOPS, MY ZIP HAS BROKEN! I’LL JUST HAVE A FAG AND WAIT FOR MY FRIEND TO STOP POSING

5 – THESE HATS ARE REALLY HEAVY

6 – IT’S TIRING HOLDING THIS LEG UP, I’LL JUST REST A MINUTE ON YOUR HEAD

7 – WHY I OUGHTA!

8 – OH GOD, I HOPE THEY ARE WATCHING US LUNGE. LOOK, EVERYONE, WE ARE LUNGING!!

9 – JUST KEEP LOOKING AT THE RECORD UNTIL SHE LEAVES YOU ALONE….

10 – WHOA, WHAT WAS IN THAT BROWNIE?


Well, we hope that has given you a good giggle! We’d love to do more themed photoshoots if you guys are interested. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel & Nikki xxx

13 thoughts on “60s Style Photo Shoot For The Pumpkin Dress”

  1. Yes please to more themed photoshoots! I absolutely love these pictures and love the fun you have brought to this pattern. I would definitely love to see more like this!!

  2. Loooove your pictures!??? I remember those pictures from the pattern magazines from my mom. You guys just hit the right button!?????? Keep those series coming ??? love from Diana

  3. Absolutely brilliant your colour schemes are better than the original poses and your captions are hilarious. Going with the general consensus you definitely should do more of these. Just love them. ???

  4. Oh my lord!!! Those are amazing!!!! I love your channel and your blog. You never fail to inspire or give me an outright laugh. I wish I lived in the UK I’d join a class. Thank you for making a bright and sunny spot in the world. Please do make more themed pictures they are hilarious and inspiring at the same time

  5. Patricia Bennett

    You two are a hoot! I’d love to spend a day with you guys, I think it would be such fun! Love the clothes, btw?✌

  6. I was having such a tough day today with my grumpy new baby and early winter… And this made me laugh so hard until I cried! Thank you for being so much fun!

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