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Topic: Vintage Simplicity 6459: A 1960s Dress with Scalloped Collar  (Read 2430 times)
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I could make that.


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« on: August 13, 2012 10:08:10 PM »

This was my first time sewing from a vintage pattern, and I'm pretty happy with the results!

The pattern itself was fine....but huge.  I got the pattern in my size (lucky me), but made a muslin and still had to take many inches off the sides.  Also, sewing scallops was hard for me. 

I was having a hard time deciding on what fabric to make the collar, so I decided to make it detachable and just make a few different ones!  I was hoping it'd help me to perfect my scallop, but I fear that making more made me rush, which resulted in....bad scallops. 












I don't think I'll make this pattern again, but I might make some more contrasting collars. 

Thanks for reading!  As always, you can read more and more at my blog:  http://www.roadtotheheart.com/2012/08/a-1960s-scalloped-collar-dress.html
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012 12:15:58 AM »

Clever to go for a detachable collar.  You could even put a lace one on or a scarf  just to ring the changes.  I'd forgotten that long ago patterns were in one size only, but the fit looks good so it is just as well you made the muslin first.
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MagicalGirl
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012 05:10:30 PM »

Very pretty! (Also, I love your shoes.) Smiley
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I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
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