Tag Archives: 1960s

simplicity 5408: a refreshing pop of yellow on an (almost) summer day

i actually made this dress over two years ago, let it hang for a while, finished it in a mono-induced spurt of productivity, and then hated on it for another year.  while it’s adorable, and i love the original pattern, … Continue reading

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the sew weekly “mad men”: inspiration

but first, a diversion.  only if you promise to come right back! the new york times shocks us today with the breaking news that skirts are a desirable fashion item. really? i had no idea.  thank you, new york times, … Continue reading

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simplicity 5669: how i spent my thanksgiving (and new year’s) vacation (end of the year UFO parade)

pattern: simplicity 5669, a great 60s cape that seems very “in” right now. i could swear i saw this hanging in the window at coach earlier this fall. it’s actually been on my to-do list since before i started my … Continue reading

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mccall 6822: major, major fail…in my most favorite fabric of all

any other anime fans out there?  i ask because i’m pretty sure i was sunk the moment i saw the name of this fabric (never mind the pattern), and i’m wondering if you’ll get the reference. so anyway, i had … Continue reading

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mccall 4096: groovy 60s top, turned wardrobe staple

i’m thinking that maybe i have a weakness for bows. because, really, that is what drew me to this top. it’s chic, it’s modern, it has a great 60s vibe…and a bow. yeah, ok, i love the neckline, especially in … Continue reading

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mccall 8332: 60’s fabulousness on the strip in las vegas

call it the one that almost got away… Pattern: McCall 8332 size 13/B33 “1968 Halter neckline dress has bias self fabric drawstring in casing of front neck, tied in bow at back of neck, and camisole type back bodice. Sleeveless … Continue reading

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McCall 3746: Monaco Dress

Pattern Description: one-piece dress with square neckline and cut-on sleeves (either short or long) with waistline detail, front pockets, and back pleat and bow. (purchased from etsy seller rrebelgrrl) Pattern Sizing: sz 16/B34 Were the instructions easy to follow? overall, … Continue reading

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