Vintage Sewing

60’s Shift and Jacket Simplicity 6936

May 14, 2008

I have a wedding to go to and made this especially.
The fabric is an amazing two tone bluey purple which literally shimmers and shines in the light, the camera couldn’t pick it up, it has turquoise motifs and metallic gold embroidery throughout.

It’s the first time I’ve made something from an original vintage pattern and I’m amazed at the fit!
The jacket was from a 60’s style pattern which came free with Prima magazine and the dress was from this pattern:

  1. The fabric is indeed amazing! Your outfit is beautiful, and you look smashing!

    Isn’t it amazing how well those vintage patterns fit? It’s so hard for me to use modern patterns now, with their ridiculous amounts of ease, after being spoiled with the vintage ones.

  2. Gorgeous! And your dress pattern took me back — it’s the one I used to make my dress in Home Ec when I was an 8th grader! Wish I had kept it…. I made the sleeveless version in a printed pique and Miss Blodgett made me rip out the armhole facings multiple times till I got them right!

  3. That’s just beautiful. I adore your choice of fabric and bet it is stunning in person!

    I’m actually so impressed I am going to eBay right now to look for that pattern. 🙂

  4. Sewing clothes is not my thing. I do appreciate that you are keeping the retro alive. I really appreciate vintage clothing of this era.

  5. gorgeous! That fabric is delicious, and the perfect pattern – the lines are simple enough to let the cloth really shine, and it looks fantastic on you. Great color for you….

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