Pattern help?

by Anni on July 2, 2012 · 9 comments

in Shirts,Vintage Sewing

It’s been awfully long since I last posted here. Worry not- I see some vintage sewing in the near future! Now I would need all your lovely fellow sewers help.

Would anyone happen to know any pattern similar to Marty’s gorgeous yellow top in the carnival scenes of Grease? I haven’t been able to find one I’d like, or have I just not looked hard enough?


Anni xx


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Anonymous July 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

McCall 8816 under the category 1950s at has something similar to consider.


Cindy July 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm
I think this is sort of the idea of what you’re looking for. You’d have to draft a bottom part to make it look the same though.


Jessamyn July 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

This is pretty close (change the straps), and comes with a cute jacket, too:

Very similar, in a slightly larger size:


KhristieB July 3, 2012 at 4:43 am

I have 2 patterns in my stash that come close. Style 1934, 5 super cute tops from the 70′s, but view 2 is similar. And more recently a New Look pattern 2007. New Look 6699 has mix and match bodice and skirt options, but you could totally change it up a bit to be a top. I have made option F, J and M, easy and flattering.
Good Luck


Claire July 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

How about Simplicity 6357 from the 1970s? Here’s a picture:

I bought this one to make up in a flamingo print for summer. I love Marty’s yellow one too!


VintageAttempt July 3, 2012 at 9:43 am

The other comments may be a little closer, but I think if you add straps, this top is kinda close or could be modified to be close. And it is free


Anni July 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Thank you so much for all your suggestions! I’m sure I can find the right pattern now. :)


Caroline July 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

It’s not a vintage pattern, but if you want something for a knit, McCall’s 5400 View E might be a good starting point:


Johanna July 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I found this pattern while browsing through Kwik sew patterns:

The top looks similar to the one in your picture.

Good luck!


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