Monday, September 2, 2013

Simplicity 6387: 1966 Sewing Pattern for Research & Inspiration

Vintage Sewing Pattern: Simplicity 6387, date: 1966, item: Dress and Coat, size: half-size pattern

This simple sewing pattern is the first in a series showing an historical or vintage commercial home sewing pattern envelope in detail. As part of an ongoing project of mine, I will be sharing pattern covers from my collection for research and design purposes. It is hoped that by posting these online, designers, collectors of vintage fashion, sewing patterns and periodicals may be able to use this information for dating apparel, photos and garments. The cover illustrations also provide examples of how this garment style would have been worn in its day, complete with accessories, makeup and hair style.


One-piece dress and coat in women's sizes and misses' and women's half-sizes:
Sleeveless dress with slightly lowered round neckline and back zipper has an A-line skirt. V.1 has self or purchased belt, Lined. V.2 has purchased belt, Lined coat with slightly lowered round neckline has below-elbow set-in sleeves. V.1 is top-stitched, V.2 has novelty braid trim.
Suggested fabric types--V.1 in cottons and blends: pique, linen, silks, synthetics and blends: brocades. V.1 coat also in lightweight wools and blends. V.2 dress and coat coat in lace, eyelet and sheers only.


This pattern is available for purchase in my shop: PintuckSew on Etsy


Miss Rayne said...

the lady in the white dress sure looks like Joan Collins

Miss Rayne said...

the lady in the white dress sure looks like Joan Collins

Lynn said...

When I see a half size pattern, I always think that it was designed with older women in mind--not that it wouldn't work for the younger crowd as well. My favorite features are the back neckline darts--that something I could use!

Jen O said...

Half sizes: These patterns have a fuller "C" cup bust measurement, wider waist and a shorter bodice length. I have always understood this size range to be for a more mature customer. Clearly, this pattern does have that "mother of the bride" look, doesn't it?

Lizzie said...

I remember that my grandmother wore half-sizes when I was a teen.

This is a great idea. It is amazing how much information these pattern envelopes contain.