The May 1974 issue of Family Circle magazine featured instructions on how to make the natty lapel vest and beautiful chiffon cape worn by Robert Redford and Mia Farrow in a scene from the 1974 film, The Great Gatsby. Patterns are below: Happy Sewing! 🙂 Marilyn
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Patti Hansen Modeling Laura Ashley Design for McCall’s Patterns, 1975
McCall’s sewing patterns had a line of Laura Ashley designs in the 1970s and 80s. I was a little surprised to see this 1975 ad because I remember Laura Ashley being very popular in the early 1980s. I guess McCall’s was ahead of the fashion trend. This is a very folksy design, with a long… Read more »
Those Exquisite 1953~Vogue Paris Original~ Designer Sewing Patterns
In the early 1950s, Vogue obtained the pattern-rights to original designs of the great Paris couture houses. Wrapped up in tissue paper for the home seamstress, these eight beautiful designs – from the August 15, 1953 issue of Vogue magazine – came to America to be made into Vogue Patterns. The French designers are: Desses,… Read more »
Mod 60s and Boho 70s Apron Patterns
Stylish apron sewing patterns continued on into the 60s and 70s. They were, however, a far cry from the ultra feminine domestic goddess aprons of the 50s! Frills, embroidery and appliques were replaced by sleek lines, and no-nonsense design. I really like this apron style, having several in this design. They really are practical and… Read more »
Vintage 60s Five Fabulous Felt Flower Petal Pillows!
Could anything be more FAB than these crafty felt petal pillows from 1963? This McCall’s pattern (#6751) is just so delicious that I just may have to break out of my no-sewing comfort zone to try making them! I was thrilled when I found this stunning pattern. It features “Five Felt Petal Pillows” or “P.J…. Read more »
Those Charming Vintage 50s Apron Patterns!
I collect masses of vintage sewing patterns. Oh, I do manage to sell a few here and there, but I find myself hanging onto the most delightful patterns…and most of those are aprons. I kick myself now for selling some really splendid examples of vintage aprons, they are long gone. I realize now how hard… Read more »