1960s · Dresses · Sew Weekly · Simplicity Patterns

Completed: Simplicity 5889 Dress (1965)

Photo by author. I can't believe this dress was 8 years in the making. I have some old WIPs, but except for my 10+ year old half-made cape, this might take the cake. I originally started it for a Sew Weekly challenge where the theme was "Mad Men." I was going for a Betty look… Continue reading Completed: Simplicity 5889 Dress (1965)

1960s · Dresses · McCall's Patterns · Stashbust 2020 · Stashbusting · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2020

#stayhomeandsew McCall’s 9118

While I have plenty of schoolwork to catch up on, I am hoping to use my extra week of Spring Break to also do a bit of sewing to make the whole thing a bit less soul-sucking. Unfortunately I left my regular sewing machine and my whole sewing kit in RI in an attempt to… Continue reading #stayhomeandsew McCall’s 9118

Dresses · McCall's Patterns · Modern Sewing

Completed: McCall’s 6696 Shirtdress

Time Frame: May – September 2016 Pattern: McCall’s 6696, shirtdress with cup options Fabric: 100% quilter's cotton by Lisette from JoAnn's Notions: Size 12 needle, pearl buttons from JoAnn’s, bias tape from stash, thread Size: 12, D cup Alterations: Take up at mid-armscye 1 1/4" back and front. Take up at lengthen/shorten line of bodice… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 6696 Shirtdress

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Happy Birthday Shirt For Mom and SW Hat Dress

I've done it again! Made Simplicity 2418, that is. This is my fifth time around sewing it, and I've got a sixth on the way for myself, only I lengthened it into a dress. I finished the seams a little differently, just whipstitched, but other than that I constructed it the same as my own.… Continue reading Happy Birthday Shirt For Mom and SW Hat Dress