This Butterick Pattern from the late 60s was to be my ‘Back-to-School’ outfit. As you can tell, I’m a little late for that. I did get the blouse done in time for Halloween, however.

I omitted the pointy sleeves but kept the pointy collar. I have not started the jumper as I am afraid I will look like a sausage!  I thought it would look just lovely for Halloween with my retro suit from the thrift store.  I have some other thrifty finds on my blog if you would care to check it out.  Happy Halloween.






I was so excited to start this 1930s dress from pattern maker, Decades of Style.


This is a photo of the dress on my dress form.  Unfortunately, the dress did not flatter my shape at all.  You can see the results on my blog.  The pattern company itself makes darling retro styles for the modern seamstress.  The instructions were easy to follow and I would use their patterns again.  I just need to make sure the style works for me and not fall in love with the picture on the front of the pattern!


I had such a wonderful time with my husband in St. George this weekend.  I got to go to the vintage/consignment/antique/specialty stores.  My husband, on the other hand had to present at a boring conference.  I got the better end of the deal.  I found a stash of lovely vintage patterns from the late 1960s to early 1970s.  Stop by my blog to see the most of the collection.



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McCalls 1073 from 1969

by Foster on January 15, 2012 · 0 comments

in 1960s,Dresses

Yesterday I finished this darling dress from a McCall’s pattern by designer Mollie Parness.  The fabric was a bear to work with , but the instructions were easy to follow.  In the end, it turned out well.  Stop on over to  my blog for more details.