Sew Melodic

I decided to copy cat the 1969 vintage look on the envelope of Vogue pattern 7663.  The short sleeved dress is loose fitting with a dropped waist and front button banded placket, the skirt is one way pleated all around.  I changed the pattern slightly to accommodate my much loved ponte knit fabric. I achieved [...]


Pattern: Simplicity 4637 Junior Misses’ and Misses’ One-Piece Dress, Bodice has low cut neckline and short kimono sleeves. Skirt is gathered at waist. View 1 has bias trim on neck and skirt with bows accenting left side. Year: 1954 Fabric and notions: deep purple suiting (from the stash) I did not want to line the dress [...]


Simplicity 3662 Early 1960’s (Mad Men style!!!) Navy Lace Cocktail party dress with flared skirt and lovely shaped neckline. About this pattern – Do you see on the pattern art where the lovely lady in the lace dress clearly has a strapless under bodice? Well pieces for this under bodice do not exist and they [...]


Sewing Objective: create that cute striped number with the retro cut out neckline. It is no secret that I am mad about 60’s mod looks. I flipped when I found this pattern Simplicity 7288 dated 1970 in my archive. The style of the views shift on  the front the envelope. The design is quite basic, [...]