1960s

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!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,
Allie
alliemjackson.com

Continue Reading

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.

www.themakingsofanurbanrustic.blogspot.com

 

Continue Reading