vintage patterns

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thrift Finds and a Finished Summer Dress

Let me show you the dress first...

It is a tent dress from the stash of fabric I bought at Walmart for $1.00 a yard and from vintage Vogue pattern 7684. The dress was very easy to sew, two pattern pieces, facings and pockets.
Stash of fabric
Vogue pattern 7684 vintage 1970s

I am working on one more dress from this stash of fabric, to be posted soon. I ran out of seam binding, so the dress will have to wait until I go shopping.

  • Here is a quick look at some thrifting I did a few weeks back, maybe its has been a few months now that I think of it, because I already have another bunch of loot for another time.

English plates, bowls and cup form Milton's est.1783, plastic salt and pepper toast, pink seahorse and seashell salt and pepper shakers, a Garfield cup, Santa cups, child's toy cup and saucer, green ceramic kitty 1970s yellow beaded necklace and a hat shaped pin cushion.
For the clothing I found this cool band style denim vest, a pretty blue nightie slip, and two 1950-60s full slips, a very nice black 60s mod mini dress, and orange plaid dress, the brown and black plaid is not vintage but love the mod vibe. 
Now, I just want to end with some photos of the park at Emigrant Lake, where I took the picture of me in the dress.

So, a little of this and a little of that and more to come. Would love to hear about you and connect, so drop a word or two in the comments, until then take care.


  1. That's a great little summer dress, Victoria!

  2. The new dress turned out amazing. So light and airy perfect for whenever it finally warms up :) The yellow beads are cute and the green kitty, awwww! Can't wait to see what else you make.

  3. love the dress, what a fun pattern. great little collection of photos!


  4. I love the dress! Perfect for summer!! That stash of fabric is beautiful!!!
    YAY for your great finds!!! :)

  5. The dress is fun!! And...I see some possibilities with some of those thrift finds you showed too. Yummy! Great finds, and have fun. Happy 4th of July...have fun, enjoy, and be safe!:)


  6. I love that dress, and I have been searching for the pattern for months!!! What size is it and would you be willing to trace off the white dress pattern pieces. I would gladly pay for your time and materials!

    1. Aww, that is awesome. This must be a very popular pattern. I was keeping it for my own collection, but someone else loved it too, so I sold the original pattern to her. Thank you for the offer to pay to get you a copy, but I no longer have the pattern otherwise I definitely would do that for you. I will keep an eye out for another one, you never know when something will show up. I did find this on Etsy, a size 6 so not sure the size is right.

    2. Thank you very much, I saw the 6 on etsy but I need the 16 and wasn't sure how difficult it would be to upsize it.

    3. I have sometimes enlarged patterns, not always successfully. I think the most tricky part to this pattern would be the sleeve area. So, it would be going from a small to a large or xlarge. Oh, I see the pattern sold.