11 July 2014

My Favourite 1960s Sewing Patterns


Following on from my posts about my favourite 1970s sewing patterns (and more here), let's take a look at some gorgeous patterns from the 1960s that are in my collection. Styles from the mid- to late-1960s in particular enchant me so. I just can't help but swoon when I see shift dresses such as these ones. Not only are they gorgeous, but they're so easy to wear. Expect to see a T&TB sewing pattern inspired by the 1960s shift at some point in the future!



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Which one is your favourite, please?

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37 comments:

  1. Ooh I think my fave is the mccalls 6120 but I also love the green floral with collar maudella 5198.

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  2. McCalls 6120 too for me! Fitted around the waist with a full skirt covers a multitude of dinner based sins!

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  3. Simplicity 7129 - I love the reversed collar

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  4. Love the red Style Pick number. The sleeves remind me of the Mathilde Blouse. My mum wore white gloves a lot, she said they were such a pain to keep clean.
    Gorgeous collection of patterns, Tilly. I'll keep an eye out for you when I'm next in town. Though I'm not sure you want an 80s wedding dress pattern?

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  5. Simplicity 7032, the scalloping on the jacket is lovely.

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  6. I like the Simplicity 7051, nice collar and general shape, could look well in 2014 too.

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  7. Simplicity 7129 is my favorite among these. Love that reverse collar too! Some of my personal 1960s favorites are Simplicity 4826, McCalls 8786 or Butterick 5510 (1969) by Jean Muir - a dress with cute little pockets!

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  8. It'd have to be 7129 for me - I love striking & unusual back details :-)

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  9. Definitely #7129 - I still have a vast collection of Jiffy Patterns, made up enthusiastically by my teenage self 40 years ago - and now I have lost weight, I may dig them out and see which are still usable!

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  10. The McCall's 6120 is my favourite too!

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  11. McCall's 6120 is my favorite definitely!

    Brigid
    the Middle Sister and Singer

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  12. I love the Maudella 5198 floral version and also like the 7051. My mum gave me her stash of 60's/70s patterns including her wedding dress pattern from 1971 but haven't been brave enough to do anything with them yet!

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  13. I like the Simplicity 7051 because of the neckline details and the pockets! I have a pattern similar to 7129, and now I want to go see if I could alter that pattern to include that back detailing. It must be possible, I know how to make similar facings, and the dropped V in back would allow a lot more arm movement!

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  14. Definitely 6103, but that's probably because it would suit me better than the others.

    Can't wait to see your take on them

    www.calascrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. I like 7129 and 7032... so cute!!!

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  16. Simplicity 4860. Cute as a button :). Love them all, actually. Probably have a few similar ones in my patterns.

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  17. LOVE the Mandella 5198 and that collar!!

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  18. I love Simplicity 7032 but I've got Simplicity 7051 which I made a few years ago (https://www.flickr.com/photos/justsewjenna/7487254432/in/photostream/). The fit wasn't very good on me but it was fun to make! I made a matching Tilly bow belt to go with it.

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  19. I love the Simplicity 7129! Maria x

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  20. Simplicity 7129 -- love the collar detail/options!

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  21. I love Simplicity 7051, that collar is lovely!

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  22. The Simplicity 7051 is my favorite. I love the collar and the shape is so modern and contemporary!
    tiz

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  23. I really like the green Maudella 5427. It's very Jackie O. You would look great in it Tilly!

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  24. Oh my! Just simply love all of them. Impossible to choose, just my style too... :)

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  25. Ooh yes yes! 60s patterns are my favourite! You have some really cute ones here! Simplicity 4860 is lovely as well as the McCalls one. I'd love to see you make simplicity 7129 for yourself! Can't wait to see a T&TB 60s dress! I shall have to make it up and put it on my blog!

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  26. Love the classic sheath - so Jackie! Also the Simplicity 7129. Loving the drawings and the ladies holding their white gloves :)

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  27. I love the buttons of 4860 but the collar of 7129 is to die for. I've just finished my denim 60's-esque shift and love it to bits. It's my fave fashion era. I think you'd like my pockets.....

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  28. Of those I think i like the Maudella best - what is even more frightening is this is the sort of pattern I was making the in my late teens, early twenties

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  29. I'm not a huge fan of the '60s styles but these are cute. I've never heard of Maudella patterns before. I'm looking forward to finding out more about this company.

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  30. I love all of them, how can you pick a favourite between so many gems?! I do love how much you can do with the Maudella 5198 though.

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  31. I'm a fan of older patterns myself, I grab onto them when I find them because vintage dresses are my favorites. I enjoy reading your sewing blog. Thank you.

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  32. I love the 7051 and 6120. I'd certainly wear either of those and feel fab in them, I'm sure.
    I just bought your book Tilly and I'm attempting to make the Pygama bottoms. x

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  33. I love them all not surprisingly as I have most of them!!
    I Keep them all in a beautiful turquoise blue filing cabinet that my oh. professionally sprayed for me...you would love it!
    bestest daisy j x

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  34. ooo love a cute 60s dress! these are all so pretty!

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  35. 6120 is perfect. And the Maudella 5198 floral dress is just lovely. So very feminine and pretty. Shame I'm the size of a heifer!

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  36. I like Simplicity 7051. I had a dress very similar to this back in 1965 ! :)

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  37. I love the pattern of Simplicity 7129, lovely collar ❤

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