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Bringing back the Seventies!

Added Jan 2, 2013

by Anne Wagenha...

Warwickshire, Un...






It’s a new pattern, McCalls M6600, but it has a very 1970’s vibe to it. As soon as I saw the pattern I knew it would be great for daughter No2, who seems to be able to pull off all sorts of vintage styles! A quick trip to Fred Winter’s in Stratford on Avon revealed the perfect fabric, Liberty cotton needlecord. Also the perfect price, their Liberty fabrics were all £11/m! I quickly snaffled 2.2m, and as soon as I was home it was in the washing machine.

I made this dress up in a size 10, only adjustment to the pattern was to shorten the skirt, Daughter no2 is tall, but wanted the skirt length to be a little shorter. I took off 6cm to satisfy her teenage requirements. An addittion to the pattern was the in-seam pockets. Daughter No2 requires somewhere to put her ipod, or phone, or sometimes just her cold hands!

The pattern envelope says it’s an “easy” and it was. I have given it an “intermediate” rating though, I don’t know of many novices who’d work comfortably with the 2-piece collar and the polo opening. It ran up really quickly and I really like the way they’ve done the sleeve. I give this 5/5, great shape, great style, and quick to make! :D

Material Notes

Liberty cotton needlecord




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Corduroy, Cotton

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    Jan 6, 2013, 12.30 AMby barmaglot

    Gorgeous fabric you used! The coat looks lovely and so unique! Of course, it’s a dress! Silly me :)

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    Jan 2, 2013, 08.10 PMby sewingfan1

    It’s lovely. Looks really stylish

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    Jan 2, 2013, 03.10 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous coat. Daughter number 2 must.ve been. Thrilled x

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      Jan 2, 2013, 11.07 PMby Anne Wagenhauser

      thanks, yes, she loves it, and has requested another… But it is a dress.. :)

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