Monday, June 30, 2008

Sewing the 70's


Sometimes vintage fashions and sewing patterns can converge in amazing ways.

Take for example the 70's yellow dress above. It has that classic 70's bodice, derived from ethnic tunics, tied back at the empire waistline to create a terrific fit.

Imagine our suprise, when we found the pattern it was made from (well, not exactly the original pattern, but one of the same). We had found its mate: McCall's pattern #5490.


This view is clearly shown on the pattern envelope, and gosh, it really looks like the drawing (why doesn't that happen more often?).
There is the nice "V" neckline, with open collar, and tunic style sleeves.


So now we know more about this dress than we did when we found it. But the question arises: Do we keep them together, or sell them each apart? This version of the pattern is bigger than the dress, so maybe we will just keep a copy of the pattern with the dress, and a photo of the dress with the pattern.

You can have one, the other or both later this week at our shop (Pintucks Vintage), or drop by the shop on Saturday and get it while it's hot.


Anonymous said...

I think you mean McCall's, not Simplicity. :) The pattern envelope says McCall's. Darling pattern. I remember these well!

bon bon girls said...

What are the chances that you would find a vintage dress and later the pattern that it was made from? Fate!