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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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!)

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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!

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

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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

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