I have been wanting to make myself a full-skirt sheath dress from the 1960’s for a while now. I love this style, with the full skirt and the fitted bodice. Very feminine, and probably considered a special occasion or dressy dress today, but only 50 years ago, women would have worn this as an everyday dress (I think).
|Unfortunately the martini glass is empty — just a prop!|
I have been searching for patterns (mostly on Etsy), and finally found Simplicity 4360 from Two Buck Pattern Truck. This circa 1960 pattern originally came with a full skirt sheath and pencil sheath and jacket. The pattern I purchased was missing the pieces for the jacket (which I didn’t need) and was only $2!! View 2 (left on the pattern image) was exactly the style I was interested in and the pattern was $2!! This is very inexpensive even for a current pattern, let alone a vintage pattern.
|View 2 is on the left. Doesn’t she resemble Betty Draper just a bit?|