Vintage Sewing

Vintage Simplicity 4687

May 17, 2015
simplicity 4687 vintage dress

simplicity 4687 vintage dress

It’s amazing how quickly I can rustle up a dress when I need to. Just a question of the right pattern, the right fabric and no serious fitting issues.

I’m not sure if this pattern is 50s or 60s but its a pretty simple shift dress all the same and works just as well 50-60 years on.

simplicity 4687 sewing pattern

Rather a lot of ease was a good thing as far as waist and hip was concerned but I did have to take a bit of bagginess out of the bust. Next time round, with a bit more time on hands, I’ll grade it properly.

simplicity 4687 vintage dress

It’s not lined but then the fabric is a great mid-weight cotton with a bit of stretch so there’s no need. The neck and armscyes are faced and I made sure to understitch so the facing lies super flat. I overlocked the seams which isn’t very authentic, I know, but I did hand-stitch a 2 1/4 inch hem.

Feels so good to wear a dress out in the evening of the day that you made it!

More about that over at ooobop

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