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« on: April 29, 2006 04:17:33 AM »

...or perhaps not, but it sure felt like a lot of pictures when they were being taken. I never fully appreciated how difficult it is.

Anyway, I love vintage patterns, and if I see one I have to buy it, I always justify it by telling myself I will never see it again  Roll Eyes. The four below are ones that I have made up recently.

The first is my fav of all of them, and is early 60's. It is made of this pretty blue material which is woven of lots of different colour blues, and given how it crackles I am assuming it is 100% synthetic. I bought it already cut at a market, and I think it might be early 80's. It frayed like mad, and if you pulled two ends of a small peice it was liable to come apart. One of the button holes is coming off it at the moment Cry. I'll get around to fixing it someday. It is much shorter than the pattern because I ran out of material, but I figure knees aren't such taboo objects nowadays. I'm wearing a petticoat with it.


It doesn't sag around the waist that much, or at least it wouldn't if I stood up straight. I wear a belt with it mostly because I wasn't happy with the waist seam.

This and item #3 were both lucky finds at St Vinnies, both half price and costing about 20 cents each. It didn't come with an envelope, but I am guessing mid to late 60's. The material is a light brown cord, and I feel a bit like a sofa in it.


This pattern was published in 1980, and its a pencil skirt with pleating at the front, so you can walk in it. The pleats were nasty to do in my material which was this pinstriped suiting stuff that didn't like to be ironed.

and just to prove that there are pleats there:
hehe, my belly is so round Cheesy

This last one isn't actually made from a vintage pattern, but it looks vintagish, so its here anyway. It was made from a simplicity wardrobe top that I added a skirt to, and a flounce to make up length.


Once again I messed up the waist seam, so the belt goes with it. Petticoat to give it some volume, and to hide the uneven hem Wink.

These are the patterns I used for them, lol, check out the waist on the early 60's one!


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Except to say that I hope you like them, and as a side note it is my first project post in this forum, and I hope I can measure up to all your beautiful creations.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006 04:27:11 AM »

I really like the 2nd and the 5th (last)!!!!  Grin

« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006 04:30:11 AM »

thank you muchly
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006 05:12:38 AM »

Wow! Those are amazing! I especially love the jumper.

Did you modify the patterns at all? I've got vintage patterns, but I need to move the waist out... say, 10 inches. Okay. Maybe not that much- but a lot.


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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006 05:37:22 AM »

I didn't change any of the patterns, but I have to suck in and tug to get the blue dress off. Sometimes I think that patterns from the 60's to late 80's were simpler and easier to modify, but whatever era it comes from you should really try it. Not only will you have a dress that no one else has, it will be made with a pattern that even fewer possess. Plus, think of it like this; you are wearing history. Cool, huh?

body shapes have changed so much; if I weren't so darned lazy I should probably have done some modifications...I do not have the body of a 60's housewife Wink

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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006 05:40:21 AM »

The pattern for the dress I love has a 34" bust (that's me), with a 21" waist. That's not so me. Anyways, great job!

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2006 05:45:23 AM »

Awesome finds!!!  I really like the "sofa" pinafore.  I have a couple of older/vintage patterns too and the pictures always have TINY waists and legs that go on FOREVER!!! (which makes me wonder if I made the clothing would it actually fit me..... Cheesy)

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2006 05:54:44 AM »

I love it when people use patterns from the 60's and called them vintage- Wink -ha ha--because those were the actual patterns I used as a teenager!!  I am going to have to dig them out but I am sure I am going to have to add inches all around!  Embarrassedha ha  Lovely job, lots of helpful tips and great selection of fabrics!  I loved jumpers back then -- I think I am going to single handedly try to revive this trend!  Keep on sewing these pieces of the past--you do justice to the period! And you look terrific in all of them!! Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2006 07:07:06 AM »

These are fantastic.  If I had any particular skill, I would start searching out vintage patterns, because everything was better in the seventies.

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