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Double Knit from 1969

Added Jun 19, 2013

by heatherrique

Southern, Califo...






View “A” (with collar and front slit) of a 1969 McCall’s (9701) pattern for knit dresses. This is from the “Step-by-Step Pattern” series. I like the ease of construction, fit, and style. Although this pattern is 44 years old, the styles depicted on the envelope are classics and appear to be still trending in this form or another.

If you are interested, here’s my blog post

Material Notes

First version in a zig-zag printed rayon jersey and second version in a leopard spotted matte jersey, both from fabricmart.com.




Garment Type

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    Jun 23, 2013, 11.51 PMby momartin

    Very cute dresses. I am searching for a knits pattern to use my wool jersey fabric. Thanks for the inspiration . Fid you say you did not use interfacing? I read that a China silk would work for a jersey lining.

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      Jun 24, 2013, 09.02 PMby heatherrique

      Thank you, momartin! I did not use interfacing for the dress on the left and had a challenge with fusible interfacing for the dress on the right (matte jersey). The interfacing had trouble adhering successfully to the matte jersey. China silk would be worth a try! Thank you again.

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    Jun 19, 2013, 05.43 AMby Mary Athey

    heatber both of these are gorgeous, I love the pattern, the collar and wrap features draw the eye. Both fabrics are wonderful choices and i really can’t decide which is nicer as both are fabulous on you. I love vintage patterns from the 60/s 70/s and 80/s as well. i.missed out on a cracker of a french dress on ebay but i screen shot it as i think i can replicate it as i have a similiar one. I detest facings heather, they never sit right on me which is another reason why i just line my dresses. i’m making that green gathered bodice dress from this months issue and it has a lot of interfacing (another pet hate) i have interfaced the pieces but i probably won’t use them. i love jersey as its fluid and using interfacing restricts that. each bodice section has three pieces , the main the interfaced and the lining. theres no way that bodice is going to fall down lol x

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      Jun 19, 2013, 05.10 PMby heatherrique

      Hi Mary! Many vintage patterns from 1960’s-1970’s that I have seen and worked with have such appealing and fashion forward styles. I can easily see how current styles are affected by styles from previous decades. I have had luck with many of them in terms of fit and being more flattering on the figure. Yup, facings can be cumbersome – bias binding and linings provide a “cleaner” and sleeker finish. Jersey knits are so cool to work with, especially those that work well with many sewing machines. Coupled with a suitable pattern, knit tops dresses can be comfortable and easy to wear. Mary, looks like you have lot of enjoyable projects lined up! You peaked my interest and inspire me to sew more Burda Styles. . As always, I look forward to see them and be inspired!

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    Jun 19, 2013, 05.14 AMby liliv-1

    They are bothe very cute! Nice pattern.

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