1960s | Coats | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Les Fleurs Swing Dress (Simplicity 6820, 1966)

By on January 31, 2017

I posted my leopard print version of this pattern last week and today I’m back with a dark floral variation–specifically the gorgeous Les Fleurs in navy from Cotton and Steel’s collab with Rifle Paper Company. I lovvvve this fabric, and I wanted to use it with few seam lines, so Simplicity 6820 seemed perfect. I’m wearing it with my pink bow coat made last year from Simplicity reprint 1197–a perfect match!

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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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1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Blue Crazy Daisy 1960’s Dress- Simplicity 3833

By on April 3, 2013

Hello!

I wanted share a dress my sister Viola made me out of  Simplicity 3833, a 60’s re-pro pattern. I picked view B with the short sleeves. We’ve also made the sleeveless one which came out really cute too. This dress is simple to make and can be completed rather quickly making it one of our favorite dresses to whip up. I chose a blue floral cotton fabric that was on sale at JoAnn for only two dollars a yard so I couldn’t pass it up!

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Keep on sewing!

Sincerely, Vera

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