1960s | Dresses | Jumpers / Pinafores | Vintage Sewing

Vintage Simplicity 5890 a 1960’s Jumper Dress

December 5, 2017
Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890

We are nearing the end of the year and I’ve totally forgotten to share my third #VintagePledge of 2017, which I made earlier this autumn.

Vintage Simplicity 5890

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
I really loved the look of version 1

This pattern is one that I got in a vintage pattern haul way back in September.
I really like the look of the aline version of this dress and just happened to have the same color fabric as shown in the cover illustration.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
Another #VintagePledge2017 make

While the dress was fairly simple I did have to do some resizing which I ended up not doing exactly right.

The dress fits but the front bodice darts don’t line up with front skirt seams, which is so irritating.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
I’m really irritated about my mistake

Final Dress

The mistakes I made aren’t drastic and most people won’t even notice.

Still, it was enough to discourage me and bury the dress in the back of my closet.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
In the end this dress is pretty nice

I recently pulled out the dress and despite the mistakes, I found that it was totally wearable and the color is perfect for winter.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
It’s actually a great dress for winter

For full details about making this dress  be sure to see my full blog post at  http://akramsideas.com/a-vintage-jumper-dress-in-teal/

  1. My mother made this pattern for my sister. Back then most people made their own clothes and they were pretty simple–A-line skirts and dresses, or empire with A-line skirts, none of the fussy 1950’s gathered waist dresses. Thus, a few pieces and a couple of darts and 6 fabric stores in every town. I have a huge tub full of the patterns from 1960’s and 1970’s and even some my mother made from 1930s, 1940s and she had a few from 1920’s for whatever reason (she was b. 1922). My mother was MORE than an expert–a perfectionist with major skills. When she wanted to know something complicated, like men’s suit construction elements, she’d corner a textiles professor. Her handwork was very couture. Wish I had listened better. Her clothes fit us like a dream, hung beautifully.

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