McCalls 9279 In Light Blue

by Vera on September 1, 2012 · 12 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Hello, this is my first post on the We Sew Retro.  My name’s Vera and I LOVE vintage patterns!!! Anyway… to the sewing!!


My sisters and I bought this 1960′s pattern off Etsy (above) and I was the first one to break the ice and use it! I chose view C. It turned out pretty much how I pictured…It didn’t really take that much imagination to envision. Everything in my closet that I’ve made has been fabric with a print-so I opted for a solid color fabric. I was originally thinking a lighter powdery blue, but I couldn’t find any so this was the closest that I got.

The cool thing about this pattern was that it fit me perfectly; usually I have to make some adjustment to vintage patterns but not for this one!

This is one of my favorite dresses now, I love the pockets that I added!

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Sincerely, Vera

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Katherine September 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

Welcome, Vera! So glad you’ve joined us :D

This turned out lovely, and I love the pops of red with the blue.


Nadia Lewis September 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Yeah, looks perfect!


Maureen September 2, 2012 at 1:53 pm

The dress looks absolutely lovely, the fabric was an inspired choice.


Christine September 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

you look amazing!! such a lovely outfit, i love the color, it’s so vibrant :)

Your blog is fantastic :) it’s so much fun and very inspirational!
I really enjoy reading your posts, they make me smile =)

Let me know if you want us to follow each other,
I’d love to be friends and keep in touch :)

hope you have a fab day hun! ~ XO
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Bridget September 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Looks Great! The colour is very pretty!


Danielle September 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

Lovely :)


Jen September 3, 2012 at 8:29 am

That is very cute! Love the color!


lunefantasy September 4, 2012 at 2:18 am

beautiful !!!
And I love the mix red and blue


Sarah September 4, 2012 at 5:23 am

I really love this dress! Funnily enough there is a very similar one in the same colour in this months Burda so I might be able to try my own!


EmSewCrazy September 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Love it when you find a pattern that fits without alteration! You look amazing! Love the pockets too!


sati5000 September 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm

The dress looks darling! I especially love the pockets and color. Great job!


Becky Culbertson September 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Super cute!


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