1960s | Dresses

Everyday red dress

By on November 1, 2013

Hey fellow stitchers!

For the past few months I’ve had the goal to make more everyday garments. I admit it started out kind of boring, but opening my cupboard doors & being able to actually pick something out to wear (that fits┬áme!) has been incredibly motivating! One of my star patterns has been Butterick 2779, a 60’s (?) a-line skirt that I inherited from an aunt. I love this pattern because it’s super simple with only 4 pieces (including the waist band), 4 darts, and really flattering. I had to do a small FBA (full booty adjustment), but I think anyone with a more proportional badonkadonk would have to make minimal alterations, if any.



I teamed the skirt up with a bodice sloper I’ve been working on & used the most lovely vintage medium-weight cotton that was gifted to me by the darling Sophie.

For the full post & pictures, please head over to my blog! x

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Vintage Sewing

Welcome spring dress!

By on September 19, 2011

Hi all!

Because I’m lucky enough to live in the southern hemisphere, I’ve made a welcome spring dress using the 1950’s pattern, Simplicity 2535.

I’m a bit in love with the japanese cotton I used. The colours are amazing, and it was a dream to sew with.

The dress is fully lined with cotton, and has contrasting red bias tape (which is totally supportive of red lips and nails, hurrah!)

I altered the neckline because the gathers weren’t working for me. Cue date with seam ripper.
For a full review and more pictures feel free to head over to my blog Curves, Patterns, and Pins
There may also be a giveaway of this pattern in the next couple of days so you could make your very own *wink wink* (subtle?)

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