1960s | Dresses

Work Basket Mail Order Pattern 9482 (1966)

By on May 28, 2013

This pattern was actually much easier to work with than I’d expected. I’ve never used a mail order vintage pattern before. There was much more hand sewing than I expected versus modern patterns, but I’m pretty sure that’s par for the course.

I didn’t adjust the sizing at all. In hindsight I could have probably taken more out in the bust dart, or around the gathers. The bodice is a bit more blousy than I intimidated. Overall though, this might be one of my more favorite things I’ve sewn. It’s wearable in a lot of situations, and is really comfortable. Even though the gingham fabric tends to wrinkle a ton, it was easy to work with, and wonderful for the summer.

I have a more detailed post over on my blog if you feel so inclined.

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1960s

A parisian seamstress

By on October 16, 2011

Hello everyone,

I’m new here, so a short presentation in needed ^^

I’m french, just turn 25 and live in Paris. I learn how to sew one year ago with a close friend.

Now, I have still some difficulties (it’s not easy to learn by yourself…), so I hope you will be kind with me!

Here are two creations:

See you soon ^^

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