retro-couture

I made a dress for myself the other day, and my daughter wanted a dress like mine. I have used this Simplicity 5534 pattern from 1973. I just added a bow otherwise I used the pattern as it was. I am very happy with the result and I hope that she will be too, when [...]

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I love this pattern from Simplicity (1968). I think that this pattern is different from other patterns from the 60´s with the put sleeves bow and neck. I am very satisfied with the result and I am already thinking of using the pattern again, but using a wool fabric instead (winter is here before we [...]

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This is the second time I use this pattern. This time I´ve used a thin, light weight fabric, and I think that it worked out beautifully. I bought the fabric at easter time when I was in Paris. Fantastic, I´m looking forward to a great summer in Denmark in this french dress

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I simply love this pattern!! And so does my girl

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I’ve made this summer dress from a Simplicity 7714 pattern from 1968. I’ve made some pattern adjustments around the neck. The fabric is from the States. I simply love it!! For more pictures come visit my blog: www.retro-couture.blogspot.com

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I fell in love with this Advance pattern right away when I saw it. It’s a vintage pattern, but I can’t see the year anywhere on the envelope. Mayby some of you know the pattern? The amount of fabric used is quite big, but I am so pleased with the result, so that ok. For [...]

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My daughter prefer the colors pink and purple, like many other girls. So this time she found the fabric herself in the stash, so she could be sure to get the right color. She said to me, that she wanted a dress made with that fabric. And so I did The pattern is from 1970. [...]

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The pattern is from 1970, and the dress is a mix of model 1 and 3. I added piping to give the dress a little extra.  

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