Work Basket Mail Order Pattern 9482 (1966)

by luxperdiem

in 1960s,Dresses

This pattern was actually much easier to work with than I’d expected. I’ve never used a mail order vintage pattern before. There was much more hand sewing than I expected versus modern patterns, but I’m pretty sure that’s par for the course.

I didn’t adjust the sizing at all. In hindsight I could have probably taken more out in the bust dart, or around the gathers. The bodice is a bit more blousy than I intimidated. Overall though, this might be one of my more favorite things I’ve sewn. It’s wearable in a lot of situations, and is really comfortable. Even though the gingham fabric tends to wrinkle a ton, it was easy to work with, and wonderful for the summer.

I have a more detailed post over on my blog if you feel so inclined.

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BeaW May 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

Looooovely!!!!! I have been sewing a couple of mailorder pattern lately and love them. Such cute and easy to wear dresses. Just like yours. Great colour choice and I like that you have added a sleeve. Aren’t shirt dresses the best kind?

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luxperdiem May 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

Thank you! The sleeve was an pattern option, but a weirdly not pictured one! This is the first shirt dress I’ve made and I see many in my future :D

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Michelle May 28, 2013 at 10:02 am

It’s darling! I have a little bit of a gingham crush right now, so I’m particularly enamored with your creation.

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luxperdiem May 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

It’s the most perfect summer fabric isn’t it?

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Laurel May 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm

This dress looks awesome on you! I agree with the love for the green gingham, so nice and summery.

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Denise May 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

This is a great style. I like dresses that button off to the side. Wonderful summer wear.

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EmSewCrazy May 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

I think mail order patterns have some great details that are overlooked sometimes. What a fun dress! The color is amazing with your hair!

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mariebayarea May 29, 2013 at 2:55 am

Pretty retro day dress. Very versatile too.

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