1960s | Dresses | Hats

Turning a vintage curtain into a frock, Simplicity 6220

By on September 3, 2015

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I have been working my way through some unfinished projects over winter, and this is one project I have finished, and am very happy with. I picked up this lovely vintage curtain, in excellent condition early on in my vintage style sewing days.


I love the body in the fabric and decided that it would be challenge to sew up a dress from it. I used the original lining from the drop to line the bodice, but needed more to line the skirt, so used some polyester from my stash.


Simplicity 6220, pattern.

I’m so glad I completed it! Do you have projects that sit for a while? Sometimes I have some challenges that I cannot overcome, or I just get a bit bored, or, ahem, distracted by some new exciting idea.


I have more photos on my blog, I accessorize with some vintage gloves, my nana’s hat, vintage faux pearls.


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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!


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