Style from the 60s!

Hello everybody!

I’m back to share my latest experiments in sewing. Lately, I have been playing around with a couple of patterns from the 1960s, and  ended up with two really wearable dresses. My first go at the rather unexciting  Simplicity #5780 involved some grading that proved unnecessary, and I was really surprised! I loved the style of the dress, however, and decided to try the pattern bodice again. I cut it in it’s original size, but attatched another skirt. A dirndl style this time, as I had not made that before. The result was even more satisfying than the first, and I now have two new favorite dresses from this pattern I initially bough just for the simplicity of it (and because it had a bonus jacket pattern! 2in1 = win!)

So moral of the story, don’t pass up a simple looking pattern. It may be your new favorite :)

See more and read more about both dresses on my blog.  As always, you are all invited!


• Meet the Author • PinhouseP

I am a Norwegian gal, born in 1976. I discovered sewing in spring 2013, so I am kind of a newb :) I have always loved everything vintage, and was thrilled to find I could actually make my own vintage inspired clothing using old patterns! I love many different eras, but the 1940s hold a special place in my heart :) I am so glad to have found the online sewing community, so many talented people. Very inspiring :)

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  • I really like the green dress! The fabric is beautiful!


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