Tuesday, December 6, 2011

1970 Pattern

I have started on this 1970 pattern. The pattern sleeve was worn but the pattern completely uncut. The skirt is ready to attach now. It has a 12 inch side zipper. I am making view A with long sleeves and cuffs of this yellow. I have 10 yards of this fabric from a friend and it's as old as the pattern so I thought I would see how it looks. The yellow is of the softest vintage cotton and I've been saving it. Not sure yet what I'll do for the waist there, a belt or tie. It's not like I can go out and shop for something I have to make do here with my stash.


sacramento said...

I love the pattern and colours. So looking forward to see what you do next.

My Vintage Mending said...

Great print and groovy pattern. I cannot wait to see what this looks like on. You certainly have the waist for it. Smiles...Renee

Shirley Hatfield said...

You are a great example on how to make do with what you have on hand. I just know it would force me to be more creative if I had to rely on my stash. I first learned to sew about 1970...my dress that year was a simple A-line with puffy sleeves...bright pink with polka-dots for eighth grade Valentines dance. I loved browsing through pattern books. Thank you, Nan for sharing.

gloW said...

Looks like it will be a nice looking dress. And one of a kind that's for sure.
I love the old vintage patterns.
Can't wait to see the finished product.
Happy Holidays to you!

LBP said...

I really like this pattern and your choice of fabric! Can't wait to see it finished!



Jane M said...

And you've got the figure to carry off a vintage pattern and making it modern and chic.

Vale said...

Beautiful pics!!!i'm following you!!!if you like mine, do the same!!

Sandy said...

Cute retro dress Nan! I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading. Too much going on with Christmas coming. We spent the last two days doing Christmas shopping...almost done...but not quite. Santa Claus came early for us today...we finally got our new iPhones 4S at Verizon. We couldn't get them at the Apple Store..tried their on line request system but never could get through...a sorry mess of a stupid lottery system if you ask me. Now to learn how to use the darn things. I've been sending text messages to Jeff all night. LOL! We're signed up to go to two iPhone classes next week at the Apple Store. I'm looking forward to seeing your new craft room all set up. My cousin in FL sews beautiful quilts and has the most wonderful craft room and huge quilting machine. I may move my craft area into the larger room in our finished basement and put the TV in my current craft area. Thinking about it but it won't be done until the beginning of next year. Keep on sewing!

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