Tuesday, November 27, 2012

McCall's 5805 Voluptuous Dress with Two Skirts 1961

What a wonderful weekend we had!   Weather was perfect - in the mid-80's and only a light breeze.  Here is a shot of the group (minus me behind the camera) at Oldsmobile Hill at Glamis.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones!

Some extra awesome oldies put in today.  Here is the best of the best IMO which I have had before but worth featuring again:  McCall's 5805 Voluptuous Dress with Two Skirts 1961 a rare uncut one.  Put that off shoulder version with the tight skirt and set the world on fire!

A rare Du Barry shirtwaist dress is a real eye catcher:  Du Barry 5463 Disarming Dress with Dropped Waist / ca. 1942 - a factory folded pattern ready to be made.

What a fancy free one of a kind dress this one is:  Butterick 6805 Irresistible First Date Dress / ca. 1954.  That charming funnel neck is so classy.
The blouse & jacket are so prim but put in that tight skirt and bam!  Simplicity 2854 Hot Office Blouse, Skirt & Sleeveless Jacket / ca. 1959
Just got another of this pattern which is rather hard to find - Simplicity 9644 Hippie Chick's Belts, Hat, Cap & Shoulder Bag 1971
Definitely more vintage ones caught my eye to list than newer ones but here are a few that I like alot:
I have one in Size 6 that is a catalog pattern but then found this one with an envelope:  Vogue 8976 Fashion Diva Evening Dress 1980's - if you have a special event coming up this has got to be at the top of the list.
Grab this one quick - it went so fast last time I had it:  Butterick 6982 Hollywood Nightlife "It's A Wrap" 1988
Found some more of this pattern in various sizes:  Vogue 1195 Bohemian Jacket, Dress, Top, Skirt & Pants 1993
Versatile as can be is this McCall's 8988 Stand Out Knit Dress 1997 with a standing collar.

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