20 June 2014

More of My Favourite 1970s Sewing Patterns (part 2)






Here are a few more of my favourite 1970s sewing patterns from my collection. The last pattern is the one I used to make this dress. I still wear it quite regularly so should probably make another one, probably in viscose this time rather than the double gauze I used for the first version. The top is quite cute as well, non? Sigh... so many lovely patterns, not enough time!

Do you have a favourite era for vintage sewing patterns?

[Soundtrack: 'Right Place Wrong Time' by Dr John]

22 comments:

  1. It's nice to see a reminder of my teen years!

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  2. Great patterns - My favourites have to be 60s designs - mini-dresses, patch pockets and lots of collars! Love that circle skirt pattern!

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  3. Simplicity 7431 was and is one of my favorites. I made it when it first came out as a maxi dress and then made the shorter version and tops in the 2000's. Thanks for the reminder...time to drag it out again!

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  4. I've started acquiring quite the stash of late 40s/early 50s patterns, and they're wonderful! Unfortunately, most of them aren't my size/are too damaged to be able to work with properly, but they're still so nice to look at!

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  5. I love looking at your vintage patterns! I have collected many 60's patterns over the years---esp. love late 60's and early 70's. Short minidresses with neat lines still look fresh today! What a great feeling to be able to sew something so adorable.... I have your book, BTW, and LOVE it! I have just made the pajama pants and the fit is right on---perfect amount of ease!!!! Skirt is next...

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  6. I have Simplicity 6934 sitting in my pattern box too. The 70's are on of my favourite eras for patterns

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  7. I love the simplicity 9133 dress! its like a grown up pinafore!
    Frankie
    http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. The first pattern is so adorable!

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  9. Hee Hee! 40p for a pattern. Those were the days. That See Sew pattern is either upstairs or in my Mum's collection. I remember my sister having it made!
    Thanks for the memories
    x

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  10. Gorgeous patterns I'd happily wear 5 of these, I love your patterns especially the Miette skirt, I wear my 4 variations a lot, they're so comfy but make me look dressed up

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  11. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yeah. So I'm pretty much in love with that Butterick See & Sew 5769!! If you're into the vintage patterns (which clearly you are) you should check out my blog this week. I'm hosting a giveaway for three vintage 60s and 70s patterns to celebrate my 100th blog post! Thanks for sharing your amazing pattern collection with us!

    Cheers,
    Eileen
    http://craftylittlesecret.com/2014/06/19/100th-blog-post-extravaganza-sewing-retrospective-vintage-sewing-pattern-giveaway/

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  12. Although usually I prefer 1930's & 40's patterns, I love that second one with the raglan sleeves! All it would need it is a different bow to look very "modern", or whatever era you like I suppose!

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  13. Maybe because I was a kid in the 1970s and wore 70s clothes, I tend to prefer the clothes of other eras. That said, I did make a skirt very much like the Simplicity 7915 last summer. I would also make that Valentino dress in a heartbeat!

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  14. Sew many happy memories, the 60s&70s where my generation I had & made a lot of the patterns in the past but my fav was a purple fun fur 40s style jacket I would love to make again but can't remember no or make.xxx

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  15. Love the 60's and 70's. Just splashed out on a Knit wrap dress pattern from the 70's - gorgeous raglan sleeves and gathers across the shoulders.... Very DVF!

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  16. I love some of the 1970s clothes but not the flared trousers or collars. I love the 1990s with its clean lines, and also the 1930s with the feminine bias cut dresses.

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  17. I really enjoy working with vintage patterns, and it's been fun to see some of your favorites. I especially love the pocket detail on that Valentino shift dress. The 70s was a pretty great decade for fashion. ps: love your "soundtrack."

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  18. I started sewing in the mid-'60s when I was about 12. The late '60s up through the mid-'70s are still one of my most favorite eras in sewing patterns (as much as I love 1940s and '50s suits).

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  19. How beautiful! They are all treasures! I actually bought a French patterns book inspired on the 70s and I've sewed three times the same blouse (called "d├ębardeur" in French).

    Regards from France!

    Isabel

    If you're curious, this was the 2nd I sewed using Liberty fabric: http://www.lavieendiy.com/2014/04/diy-costura-mi-segundo-debardeur.html (sorry, my blog is written in Spanish)

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  20. The 50s are my most loved era. These patterns totally remind me of my youth though and I love the dress you made. It looks very modern because of the fabric!

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  21. Several of those patterns were in my sewing rotation when I was in high school in the mid 70's.

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  22. These are lovely! I have my grandmother's collection of sewing patterns which I used to look at for hours on end. I especially loved the designs from the 50s and 60s. Too bad she was much, much tinier than I am.

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