Simplicity 6220 (1965)

By on May 30, 2015

It’s wedding season! Guess who needs 5 million spring/summer cocktail dresses? (Hint: it’s me!)

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

I made Simplicity 6220 in this pale aqua silk thinking it would be good for spring/summer with bare legs and wearable in winter with white or black tights. Three-season dressing!

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

Here is a close up of the v-shaped princess seams. This was what drew me to the pattern.

simplicity 6220 | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

I posted more about the construction of this dress here and more photos of me wearing it here!

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Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 6005

By on January 24, 2012

I have just finished this for my daughter from some fabric I had hanging around,but it is definitely one to save for the summer months…so lets hope it will be a hot one.

The pattern dates from 1965 and was a doddle to sew…

….I even enjoyed sewing all the liitle beads onto the bodice.

I didn’t think that the beading would work out quite so well on the bodice due to the darts bending the checks,but I think it is all right and I am looking forward to making some more versions although next time if the fabric is as flimsy as this is I will make a lining.



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