60s Doll – Butterick 5913

by StyleSixties

in 1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

I used some lovely 60s barkcloth that I picked up at a vintage fair recently and made version A of this lovely pattern. I omitted the pockets and did initially include the collar which I made out of white crimplene however I wasn’t happy with the way it turned out and felt that it overpowered the dress so I decided to leave it off in the end.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Vix August 1, 2013 at 8:41 am

Absolutely stunning! You look like you’ve stepped straight out of the 1960s! x


Jeannie Watt August 1, 2013 at 9:25 am

Fantastic. The fabric is gorgeous and so is the dress!


Liannephoto August 2, 2013 at 5:49 am

Very nice!


mariebayarea August 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm



Reading Goddess August 6, 2013 at 5:14 pm

So pretty! You should wear it with some long white beads. Who is the beautiful woman in the portrait behind you? Is that you or a relative?


Sarah August 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Thank you! The picture is a J H Lynch print – ‘Autumn Leaves’, very little is known about him but his pictures were sold in the UK in the 60s.


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