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Turning a vintage curtain into a frock, Simplicity 6220

September 3, 2015

Simplicity 6220 dress2

I have been working my way through some unfinished projects over winter, and this is one project I have finished, and am very happy with. I picked up this lovely vintage curtain, in excellent condition early on in my vintage style sewing days.


I love the body in the fabric and decided that it would be challenge to sew up a dress from it. I used the original lining from the drop to line the bodice, but needed more to line the skirt, so used some polyester from my stash.


Simplicity 6220, pattern.

I’m so glad I completed it! Do you have projects that sit for a while? Sometimes I have some challenges that I cannot overcome, or I just get a bit bored, or, ahem, distracted by some new exciting idea.


I have more photos on my blog, I¬†accessorize¬†with some vintage gloves, my nana’s hat, vintage faux pearls.


  1. Wow, your dress is stunning! So classic and elegant – and the bodice is really becoming! *going straight over to Etsy to find said pattern*

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