How I Wear 1966's Simplicity 6535

Tuesday 31 January 2017
United Kingdom

Today I want to share with you my most worn item of handmade sewing from 2016. After spending time sorting and clearing this January, I found quiet a few photos on me in the same dress.
The pattern was from my Gran's stash which I was given when she passed away a few years ago. I felt that I should make it is celebrate all the sewing inspiration she had given me. I have called it my 'Gran dress', it's so easy to wear and you can make it modern with pearls and a swing coat or make it retro with bright tights.
So here is in it's gorgeous old sleeve. I love all the illustrations so much. I made version two without the contrast trim.
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I made it first for Sew Brum and loved that it went together without any unpicking and resewing. The fabric is a gorgeous crepe I picked up in My Fabric Place . I was lucky to find a turquoise 22in zipper to match which made my day and I thought this dress is meant to be! Gran is looking down at me!

I made this in October 2015 and meet Tilly Button's in it last February ('16) where she had a sample of soon to be released her Martha . The cut and feel is very similar if you want to try and modern pattern with a vintage feel.

For me, I love the darts on the front and the dart on the elbow. Here's a few pictures from the last year..

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It looks fab with pearls.
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                                            Shopping at #sewbrum with a grey wool swing coat.

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                                                          Christmas 2016 with green beads

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And it's perfect for picking for little girls!

Happy sewing!


Samantha xo

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