Vintage Sewing

Sewing Blind

March 3, 2010

I recently acquired a large tub of fabrics and trims from the 60s and 70s at a thrift shop. Among the double knit polyesters and silky psychedelics, I found 6 pattern pieces which had been cut out but never sewn.
I was able to figure out which pieces formed the bodice, the skirt, the collar and the sleeves and sewed the fabric together. It was a very fun project – not knowing exactly what the finished product was going to look like was the best part.
The result of sewing blind? A groovy pink babydoll dress circa 1972!
  1. It fits me… but at 37 years old it doesn't really "fit" me! I have a booth at a local vintage boutique for most of my creations 🙂

  2. Oh how fun to find a mystery in a box of old fabric. Very cool. I'm glad it worked out for you. You ended up with a cute product. Too bad it's not a "fit" for you. It would be an awesome avenue to tell everyone this fun story!

  3. Ahhh! That's too cool! What an exciting project. I wonder who started it and why they never finished it. Good to know there were unfinished projects in the past too.

  4. I know why it was never finished! If you look closely, you'll see the fabric is pink with green seaguls (birds) all over it. Whoever cut this pattern, did so upsidedown. All the green birds on this dress look like they are falling out of the pink sky! Pretty scarey, really…

  5. I've seen some knitting projects like this where the various pieces just need to be sewn up…The top you completed is cute cute!

  6. That is really very cute and what a great adventure!

    I think I have the pattern it's from too, I recognise the rounded collar with the buttons. Very cute!

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