Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 1365 1970s Halter Top Repro (a.k.a. Simplicity 6357)

By on August 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

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This is a two piece dress (halter and skirt) which I made this summer using Simplicity 1365, a modern repro of Simplicity 6357.

I made the skirt a simple Dirndl using what was left of the yardage and a one inch waistband. The waistband closes with a skirt hook and snaps only, and I must say it is more comfortable without a zipper.

This is a really nice pattern to work with and the finished product looks very clean and tidy inside as well as out. More photos of the dress as well as a pic of my latest and possibly best ever sewing bargain are at my blog, Farmhouse Garden.

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1940s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Simplicity 3875 (again)

By on August 12, 2012

One of my latest sewing experiments: Simplicity 3875. Again. But this time I added a shirred section to the back to allow for my expanding and contracting. I had more fabric to work with  this time so the skirt is a bit fuller.

The bodice is entirely lined, except for the shirred section which is a piece of the outside fabric folded in half.

 

 

 

More pictures here

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