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Golden Slumbers

Added Oct 14, 2012

by alekat

Sydney, Australia






I’ve been wanting to make a coat from this pattern for awhile, but was always worried about the fit as the matching dress pattern was always too small. Normally I suppose you would make a muslin mock-up but I thought I might make a dressing gown/bed coat from a massive stack of Jersey that I have instead. (Coat is on bottom left of pattern image)

On the dressing gown I probably should have changed the collar to a sloping collar, but at least I now know how it will look if I was to make it from silk or wool. I also added lace trim around the edges for a bit more fanciness.

I also had to draft up my own facings as the pattern doesn’t come with facings. (Must be a vintage pattern thing) I was quite proud that I worked out how to make my own facing. It’s not really that hard. You just have to get some tracing paper or cooking paper, and trace over the original pattern.

see more at my blog Sewing The 60s

Material Notes

Cream Jersey




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Other, Romantic

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    Oct 14, 2012, 09.15 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab!! i can’t wait to see the coat as the dressing gowns lovely i love vintage patterns because they know how to flatter a womans shape with darts and pleats.the sizings are hard though. i made a dress and bolero my size but could.ve made another by the time i altered it lol x

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      Oct 14, 2012, 12.00 PMby alekat

      I totally agree! what has happened to fashion? I always find the patterns the other way. normally I’m about a 10 but I have to use vintage patterns in size 14 cause my hips are bigger than the girls of yesteryear

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      Oct 14, 2012, 12.34 PMby Mary Athey

      Maybe its because i used stretch fabric. lol. i.ll post the outfit later. its from burda international 1991. Its s fab issue!! I go by the line drawings as theirs is hideous lol x

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