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1960s | Dresses

Work Basket Mail Order Pattern 9482 (1966)

May 28, 2013

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.

  1. 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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