1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

The Color of Falling Leaves

October 21, 2011

Just because the weather is warm does not mean a fall color palette cannot be enjoyed!  This is the ideal dress for the strange between-seasons weather we are experiencing in California.  It is a comfortably cool seersucker for the warm temperatures, but the colors are definitely inspired by an autumn day.

The dress looks quite a bit different from the original vintage pattern I used – McCalls 6758.

The contrasting cotton was used out of necessity (it turns out they were not kidding about the yardage requirements), but I ended up with a dress that I truly love, and one that is much more interesting than my original vision.

More pictures may be found over at my blog, Lilacs & Lace.


  1. I love the style and colour of that dress. And the 3/4 length sleeves. Do you know if they still sell that pattern? Or would it only be available looking somewhere like ebay for old copies?
    How simple was it to make?

    1. LadyD – The pattern that I used was a vintage one, so it is not readily available (this is not one of my reproductions!). However, I have seen a few copies here and there. I would start with etsy or ebay. You may also want to keep an eye out for links from the Vintage Pattern Wiki, although I am not sure how often it gets updated. http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/McCall's_6758 There are currently two links to “sources/vendors.”

      As far as skill level goes, it is a printed pattern and there are just a few pieces to contend with, so a beginner with a bit of patience should do just fine!

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