Simplicity 3774 sun dress

by Vintager on December 22, 2013 · 2 comments

in 1960s,Vintage Sewing

This is my first posting on We Sew Retro. I have been looking at all of the cool repros for a while and decided to finally post one of my dresses that I made. I only sew with vintage patterns unless I am sewing for other people. I typically sew mod era fashions, but decided to go with an early ’60s pattern because that is when my grandma was a teenager. I know that a sundress is really out of season, especially with the Christmas tree in the background, but I decided to start on a few pieces for spring. I purchased the fabric from Hancock Fabrics on Black Friday. The dress was too loose in the back, so I had to add darts. I also made the Noel mailbag and the stockings in the back of the picture from a ’50s Mccalls pattern.

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I love items from the 1950s to the 1970s and especially love the mod '60s era. I constantly go to antique malls, thrift shops, and yard sales in search for the perfect vintage items. I like to collect vintage catalogs. My crazy obssession is collecting vintage sewing patterns. I really dig dressing vintage and am working on making an entire wardrobe of vintage clothes and vintage reproduction clothes.

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Sarah December 24, 2013 at 12:59 am

Hi Vintager,
Your sundress looks great. Please don’t be shy about posting bigger or more pictures! I’d love to see a close-up of your dress fabric and the lovely stockings you made.
Cheers, Sarah


Adel January 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Gorgeous dress it looks really flattering and the print is lovely as well


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