Pattern help?

by Anni

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?

Thanks,

Anni xx

 

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Anonymous July 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

McCall 8816 under the category 1950s at http://www.BestVintagePatterns.com has something similar to consider.

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Cindy July 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

http://shop.vivianbellevintage.com/1940s-Summer-Halter-and-Strapless-Bra-Tops-Set-Pattern-Uncut-simp2026.htm
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.

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Jessamyn July 2, 2012 at 8:55 pm

This is pretty close (change the straps), and comes with a cute jacket, too:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/98515749

Very similar, in a slightly larger size:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/103353508

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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

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Claire July 3, 2012 at 8:58 am

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

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cnMLmqEYTBQ/T8zBPJ-C4jI/AAAAAAAADJY/7HtxyB5Otyc/s1600/Simplicity+6357.jpg

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

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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

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/afternoon-tea-top

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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. :)

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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: http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5400-products-8768.php?page_id=118&search_control=display&list=search

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Johanna July 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I found this pattern while browsing through Kwik sew patterns:
http://www.fagert.se/shop/kwik-sew-3761

The top looks similar to the one in your picture.

Good luck!

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