Simplicity 6928 (circa 1970) »
InstructionsI made this pattern up when I was a teen. circa 1970-72.
I still had this pattern, but if you do a search online you can find it. I am NOT promoting the link I provided, Providing a link was required.
The directions are simple and well written. First time I made it I was a beginning sewer, and it came out just fine.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Retro / Vintage, Mod, Casual, Cute, Eco-Friendly
Rowan "Water" from Kaffee Fassett Collective and green/white gingham from my fabric stash. The top only has three pattern pieces... it's a fun thing to put together. So easy.
What was your inspiration?
The pattern... I sewed this up for myself in my early sewing days (high school) and thought it would be fun to make it up for my three adult daughters... first attempt is for Raine, for her birthday this month. She turns the big 3-0 and can still rock a halter, no problem!
Also, I received a fat-quarter order in the mail (thank you Craftsy) that just screamed to be made into something... beautiful Rowan "Water" from Kaffee Fassett. So I used a couple fat quarters & some green gingham from my "vintage" stash :^D
What are you most proud of?
The combination of old and new... it was fun sewing up an old pattern of mine from 'the good old days'. did you see the price on the pattern? $1.50! It's selling used online for $9.99. I think I'll call mom up and see if I have any other patterns still hanging around at home. :D
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I had to piece the fat quarters together to have enough fabric, and that was the creative part. I felt a little Anne Marie Horner there, concocting a delicious combination of prints and colors. (smiles).
What was definitely easier 30 years later... *having a tube turner to turn the ties right side out... *knowing Margaret Islander's "burrito method" for sewing the bodice part almost all the way closed... and *using my edge stitching foot on my machine for perfect edge-stitching (I can only wonder what my original project's finishing touches looked like!) I also used a pair of vintage scallop shears ~given to me by a wonderful seamstress friend, to grade those 5/8" seams... worked like a charm.