1960s dress

Hello, it’s my first post here, and my first try of using vintage pattern too.. Where to start? I needed a dress for a rather formal event.. After a lot of pondering and wasting time researching on pinterest and such, I thought I rather fancied this vintage Vogue Couturier Belinda Bellville dress: The problem was [...]

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How nice it is to finish projects - especially those which are so simple and leave you feeling like an expert!  This sewing project was an aim to get back to the simpleness of sewing and 60s design. A shift dress with contrasting collar and cuffs. No fussy bows or ruffles, just plain, simple and easy.  Something reminiscent of [...]

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Some belated photos of a dress I finished last year… Simplicity 3107 in Crimplene, I had to wear it today, so better grab a moment for a quick few photos before Rob was off on his bike. My first project working with crimplene, in this pretty pale blue that came from my Nana’s stash.  You can [...]

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Went a little out of my comfort zone and massively struggled with the set in sleeves BUT I think it turned out rather nice in the end, if you’d like to see more of my woes please check out my post on my blog

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Hello fellow vintage sewists! Just stopping by to share my latest creation using Retro Butterick 5748, a pattern reissue from 1960. I made this out of tangerine cotton eyelet shirting that has butterfly print border and ivory floral eyelet.  My tangerine eyelet was in a Fabric Mart bundle, so I was working with limited yardage [...]

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