1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Vintage Simplicity 4432 plus Totally Tubular Turtles

July 27, 2015

I have done it before and I will do it again. Vintage Simplicity 4432. The perfectly simple sundress. My first go at this pattern turned out one of my favorite dresses for my middle daughter Holly and we had such a fun photoshoot at the Classic Car Show that runs in our town every Friday night on Grand. Then I made a Super Hero Comic Book Dress and a Star Wars Dress (unblogged until later this week.) All in all- its a perfect little sundress pattern!)

Simplicity Pattern 4432.

Holly was born in 95 so she was pretty young in the 90’s but all my kids enjoyed watching “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” When we saw the fabric online I knew I needed to buy some. I actually bought quite a bit- and made my grown son a button down shirt, which he wears all the time and gets SO MANY compliments on I thought I should go into TMNT shirt business!

Honestly, there is not much to say about the process of making this dress because I have made several! The bodice has been fitted and as long as she doesn’t eat too many pizzas I can just use the same pattern pieces I used the first time round!

Holly Turtle Dress Sitting

This is one of those dresses that has a timeless look to it so I will probably make more! If you would like to read more about the dress feel free to stop on over at my blog!

Holly Turtle Dress Close Up


  1. These types of dresses are all the rage on ModCloth—once I got the bodice fitted for my daughter (using Lisette’s Simplicity 1419) http://www.sewlisette.com/patterns/roundtrip – I’ve been able to make several dresses for her by varying the neck (adding Peter Pan collar, faced neck, sweetheart neck) and changing the skirt (gathered, flared). They go together so quickly and they look so much nicer than typical summer wear….

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