Monday, August 31, 2009

Pattern Review: Simplicity 6789

So this in number nine for the Pattern Stash Contest at Pattern Review. I've been on a vintage kick for a few months now. I like to make vintage items that will look unique but that are still wearable and not costume looking.

I liked the shape and design of this skirt. It is A-line and has a wrap around style with button closures along the waistline. The pattern is from 1974. And it's a "Jiffy" pattern which was Simplicity's "easy cut, easy sew" patterns.

This pattern was a size 12-14, which is actually smaller than today's patterns for the same size. So I added 5/8 of an inch to each of the side seams. I am glad I did... it fits great without being too snug.

This was a "jiffy" to make- only took about three hours after cutting it out. I made the shortest length but still ended up taking two inches off of the hem.

I used the same denim as I did for the capris in Simplicity 3850. The skirt cost $17.50 for fabric and $2.50 for buttons.

I like it! It's got the vintage feel without looking like I stepped out of a 70's movie. These red wedges add to the vintagy feel.

Can you spot the photo impostor in the rose bush?



  1. I love the skirt. It's so cute.

  2. Oh my gosh, I made view 3, the long skirt in 1975! Senior year of high school! I used a purple batik and made a halter top to match. Your skirt looks great, takes me back!