Mad Men / Pattern magic Mash-up

by tigerlounge on September 19, 2013 · 7 comments

in Vintage Sewing

I’ve sewn This particular pattern many times, it’s a Butterick reproduction from the mid-50s. It has a great, tight-fitting bodice, which, as it turns out is the major requirement for drafting Pattern Magic designs.


The fabric is vintage Thai silk that has sat in various stashes for almost fifty years, I sewed it on a 63 year old Featherweight, and obviously used a vintage pattern. Sew Retro indeed!

Lesson learned: Pattern Magic doesn’t have to be that hard AND has some very vintage designs.  Give it a whirl.

I have more details on my blog!

And hmmmm… I have no idea why my pictures are all so small.  Oh well!


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

lunefantasy September 20, 2013 at 1:48 am

so beautiful and such a good idea to include this!!!
Your dress is very gorgeous and the color !!!! another day in sun time


Draped in Cloudlets September 20, 2013 at 2:45 am

So beautiful, especially the cutout detail at the front


EmSewCrazy September 20, 2013 at 11:29 pm

THat is pretty cool! Love the pattern magic books and seeing how they make up in real life. That fabric is pretty fabulous too.


mariebayarea September 21, 2013 at 1:07 am



Catherine Alekna September 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Very chic! the print looks really nice from what i can see!


Stacey Stitch September 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

beautiful, I adore this :)


Milena (aka Milenushka) September 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Beautiful. I love pattern magic and you totally nailed it.


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