1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

McCall’s 7233

By on May 12, 2013

I started working on this dress last June or July, and managed to finish it in under a year.  Yay!


This was one of the first vintage patterns I purchased, and it was both easy and fun to make.  It took me so long to finish because I ran out of steam last summer when I had trouble finding buttons to match the fabric, and by the time I finally found the right buttons I was busy with other projects.

The pattern is from 1964.


I have more photos and some notes on the issues I ran into on my blog.  I’m planning on making this again, but I won’t start the next one until I’ve bought both the fabric and the buttons.

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1950s | Aprons | Vintage Sewing

Butterick 9578 – Jane Jetson apron

By on November 3, 2012

Rosey the Robot Maid did most of the apron wearing in the Jetson family, but I have to think that if Jane needed to wear an apron for show that she’d choose something like this one.

I used Butterick 9578.  This pattern had been on my list for a while, and got bumped to the top thanks to the Did you make that? Apronalong.



The pockets are really fun – they’re basically a square sewn from two different fabrics, then you fold down the top corner.

There are a few more photos on my blog.  I’m working on the full apron version as well – hopefully I’ll get that wrapped up soon because the apronalong ends tomorrow!


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