Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Advance 7965

My favorite part of this design is the ribbon tie at the back of neck! Advance 7965; circa 1950s; "Sew Easy" Dress ... Only Four Pattern Pieces! Bodice front and Back, Skirt Front and Back. Short sleeve and wide pointed collar in one with bodice sections and seamed at shoulders. Collar frames deep V-neckline. Flaring [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Advance Pattern 5529

I love a great skirt and even more so when it has pockets! Advance Pattern 5529; circa 1950. A very easy to make pattern, features full half circle skirt which sits at the natural waist and has a wrap closing! So much class for such a minimal effort! Did I mention that it has pockets!?

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: McCall’s 8035

How about that lace darling!? McCalls pattern 8035, circa 1950; Dress with fitted, illusion bodice and full skirt! Featuring misses dress and slip. Beautiful full circle skirt with wide scoop neckline made in sheer or lace, the possibilities are in the details! Slip has narrow straps darted in front and back at waistline with full skirt. [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Simplicity 3512

I can't decide which color I like better, the blue or that yellow!? Why not have both!? Simplicity No. 3512 Misses One Piece Dress, Reversible Bolero and Sash vintage sewing pattern c 1951 The princess dress may be worn with or without straps. The princess dress may be worn with or without straps. In Style [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: McCall’s 9490

Rare pattern alert! Hard to find McCall’s 9490: circa 1953.  Would you look at those French Cuffs! I'm in love! A truly regal coat- fitted for any seasonal combined with a McCall’s dress pattern, it is an ensemble! to be worn, as is, by the tall graceful figure that can carry the sweep of the skirt, [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: Butterick 6815 A

Im swooning over that dress collar peeking out over the coat collar! Today's featured pattern is Butterick's 6815 A. It was featured in the Butterick Pattern Book, in the Spring of 1954. It features a flare-skirted coat and dress ensemble. The fashion spotlight is on the ensemble - it's an all-day duo. The dress is soft [...]

Vintage Pattern Spotlight: McCall’s 4083

Rare pattern alert! McCall's 4083; ©1957; Designed exclusively for McCall's by Sybil Connolly - 'Ireland's foremost couturiere brings a unique creative talent to McCall's Patterns. This pattern is a shapely short  evening gown with a beautiful dome shaped skirt. Miss Connolly conceived this in lace over satin with satin bows accenting the line of the [...]