Simplicity 6057 and a refashion

by Molly-sews on November 25, 2011 · 2 comments

in 1950s,1970s


I recently made Simplicity 6057 from a crazy border print poly from an estate sale! It’s a girl pattern, but it fits me and my lack of boobs. I made view 2 with the full length and long sleeves. It’s pretty “bold” looking and I plan on wearing it to parades when I visit my friends for Mardi Gras. It’s pretty comfy and I might just wear it around the house! More pictures on my blog, here.

I also finally finished re-fitting and rehabbing a vintage lace dress from a vintage shop’s closing sale. The lace was really tattered and it needed a lot of hand sewing to repair it. I also needed to take in the top a lot to prevent it from falling down. More pictures here.



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I am 27 and I have been sewing seriously since 2006! I am new to Chicago and I love to sew, go to estate sales and read.

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Catholic Bibliophagist November 25, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I love the dress you made from Simplicity 6057! I too am a small breasted woman, but I never thought of using a child’s pattern. Thanks for the inspiration. (I wish I had this pattern because I need something “peasant-ish” to wear this January.)


Katherine November 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm

I’m a sucker for 1970s styles. You’ve done a great job here – wear it with pride! :)


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