1960s | Dresses | Jumpers / Pinafores | Vintage Sewing

Vintage Simplicity 5890 a 1960’s Jumper Dress

By on December 5, 2017
Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890

We are nearing the end of the year and I’ve totally forgotten to share my third #VintagePledge of 2017, which I made earlier this autumn.

Vintage Simplicity 5890

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
I really loved the look of version 1

This pattern is one that I got in a vintage pattern haul way back in September.
I really like the look of the aline version of this dress and just happened to have the same color fabric as shown in the cover illustration.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
Another #VintagePledge2017 make

While the dress was fairly simple I did have to do some resizing which I ended up not doing exactly right.

The dress fits but the front bodice darts don’t line up with front skirt seams, which is so irritating.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
I’m really irritated about my mistake

Final Dress

The mistakes I made aren’t drastic and most people won’t even notice.

Still, it was enough to discourage me and bury the dress in the back of my closet.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
In the end this dress is pretty nice

I recently pulled out the dress and despite the mistakes, I found that it was totally wearable and the color is perfect for winter.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Simplicity 5890
It’s actually a great dress for winter

For full details about making this dress  be sure to see my full blog post at  http://akramsideas.com/a-vintage-jumper-dress-in-teal/

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1950s | Shirts | Skirts

Bubble Gum

By on May 29, 2013

I love playing with fun color combinations! This one makes me feel like a whole pack of brightly colored bubble gum!

I just adore circle skirts! When I found this great teal twill, I knew it was going to be one!

I’m trying to make more solid basics to wear with printed separates, but I just had to let the colors be the star of this outfit. A me-made 40s blouse, rtw cardigan and vintage 50s hat completed the outfit.

One thing I really love about circle skirts is that you can really change the shape with crinolines! I chose to wear a small one with this outfit but it could easily be glammed up with a huge one. Do you like large or small crinolines with your 50s looks?

More photos and construction details over on the blog!

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