1960s Simplicity dress (and intro!)

by dillyo on April 18, 2014 · 6 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Introduction,Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 5237

Hi everyone! My name is Dilly, and I blog over at Dibulous. I love vintage and retro style, my favourite era being late 1940s to early 1960s. Despite having a vast collection of vintage patterns, since moving from London to Switzerland a few years ago my style has become a bit more conservative and I actually sew mostly modern patterns. However, I’m trying to move back to the clothes that I love, so signed up to the Vintage Pattern Pledge, to encourage me to sew up some of my cherished patterns.

This is the first of the vintage patterns I’ve completed, an early 60s Simplicity dress. It’s actually a half-size (petite) pattern, but after “unpetiting” and my regular changes to the back it fitted perfectly! I need to look out more of these…

Simplicity 5237 pattern envelopeDetails about the pattern alterations and construction can be found on my blog, along with lots more photos.

Simplicity 5237 back

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

LucyLovesYa April 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I love this. Stylish, simple – lovely shape! Good work x


Katherine April 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

Well this is gorgeous – classic shape and I love the color on you. Nice work!


PrincessPamela April 18, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Good Job!!!!


dillyo April 20, 2014 at 2:52 am

Thank you everyone :)


ette April 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

Love your dress, a really elegant yet simple style.
Greetings from Berne! love ette


Mermaids Purse April 20, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Welcome I love it, nice work, the pleat at the front is a nice feature.

And I REALLY want your shoes!!


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