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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Summer Loving

It has been a while between patterns, I'm sorry and I have missed you. Time is the thing, never seem to have enough of it.
I thought I'd celebrate summer and here in Australia, it has been record temperatures. Technically still summer here for another week. So enjoy some summer patter ideas, where ever you may be.
Simplicity 5507.

1960's beach wear. Modest swim suit with beach coat.
Coat can be sheer or solid light weight fabric with long sleeve or no sleeve.
McCalls 4047.
1950's summer top and shorts. Button front top with tie closure at waist.
Bring your lipstick and head for that BBQ.
Simplicity 5444.

1960's Tennis and recreational play suit.
Cute cheeky shorts with pull over tunic top.
Simplicity 5309.
1960's full panel tunic dress. This allows a full panel design for display.
V neck or bateau. I do note here, the red dress with the cat on the front hmmmm...
Simplicity 5455.
Sleeveless dress, two lengths. Versatile summer dress as casual as you want.
I really like the yellow version with the front bow, under bust.

McCalls 7766.
I like the glamour of this pattern. It can easily be a day dress, but I see an evening dress with shimmer fabrics, sheer scarf and short gloves. What do you see?

Butterick 3134.
1960's dress. I think suitable for the picnic you are attending this summer.
Simplicity 7310.
Classic 1960's design. I love this retro dress with is sheer fabric over solid and flowing free movement.
I have seen some re-prints in modern patterns copying this very design, but claiming it as their own. Fashion just keeps reviving !
McCalls 6276.
A very sweet 1950's pattern that can have a full gore skirt or straight skirt.
Bateau neckline with low back.
Just lovely and quite a glam for evenings.
Simplicity 7855.
Evening Glamour all over ! Perfect for the evening cocktail party .
Stunning V neck line with optional ruffle trim.
short or long length.
Choose the colour and fabric that makes you shine !
Simplicity 3903.
Bell dress with V low back. Varying lengths depending on the occasion.
Over skirt with back bow.
Accessorise with opera gloves.


  1. I'm happy Autumn is here and can't wait to put away Summer clothes. :)