1970s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Fresh Vintage – Simplicity 8412 c.1978

By on September 5, 2012

I picked up this pattern when my husband and I went to MI.  I got it at a thrift store for less than a dollar despite my husband’s comments that it “looks like an old lady’s dress”…pardon me?  I AM old and the pattern is old too but we are going to freshen it up a bit!

 The knit fabric is a clearance purchase from JoAnn Fabrics.  I had JUST enough to make View 1.  I shortened the raglan sleeves and omitted the buttons.  I am a HUGE fan of the neck band and the button trimmed tab.

 Purple is one of my favorite colors.  I can remember when I was in middle school, talking my parents (especially my dad) into  letting me and my sister paint our bedroom purple!  It was gorgeous!

 In the Old Testament purple was worn by royalty.  “And  the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and
seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple  raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that were about their camels’ necks.”  Judges 8:26


In the New Testament purple is a sign of riches: “There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously everyday” Luke 16:19        


   And today…..it’s worn by me!


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60’s Retro Style – Simplicity 2154

By on April 9, 2012

Hello there!  I have been wanting to join this community for quite some time and now have the opportunity to do so.  Yaaaaay! I can remember shopping vintage in my late teens and early twenties and have always had an eye for these styles but some how got away from wearing them.  I have  recently made a conscious decision to begin sewing and wearing retro and vintage clothing again.  I finally completed my first “retro” project and am delighted at how it turned out.

Simplicity 2154 - 60's Retro Style


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