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Retro vintage summer top - gathered collar

Added Dec 31, 2009

by drumml

Wellington, New ...






Summer top – adapted fron old Butterick dress pattern 4127. Probably would make slightly shorter, and put a tuck in the sleeve hem if made again. Needed to widen hip a bit – those 60’s women were so much smaller huh?

Material Notes

Made with some old polished cotton that I had kept in my ‘too gorgeous to sew up’ pile for about 15 years! I did not have enough for long sleeves tho. First project upload….!




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Satin

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    Jan 3, 2010, 11.07 AMby drumml

    Thanks all for comments. I’ve added another project – same pattern – adapted with wider neck, without the collar and some nifty bias trim. This one from remnants from a halter maxi dress I made last year…

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    Jan 1, 2010, 09.23 PMby metropolitanfrock

    The style is great. Wonderful pattern choice.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.57 PMby miss-g

    Its gorgeous. I love the pattern.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.53 PMby flosiepoos

    I am glad you took the plunge, this fabric is not too gorgeous to wear!! It’s perfect for the top, a really lovely result

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.34 AMby badkitty-1

    I love the style and the fabric choice. Lovely x

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.32 AMby strickmeise

    Wonderful, I love those vintage clothes from the sixties! My Mom had a dress from a fabric with similar design at that time.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.42 AMby pixelink

    what a great pattern, I love the neckline.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.31 AMby elisana

    lovely!!! and i thought i was bad for holding fabric for some 5 years…

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.40 PMby kgallagher3

    Yeah women back then were so tiny, I have a stack of vintage patterns in sizes 9-10 that are too small for me and I wear a 0 or 2!

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      Jan 1, 2010, 12.55 PMby flosiepoos

      It’s down to different eating habits that our shapes have changed, but also because in the early 1960s the sizing charts were amended. It means that what is now a UK size 10 or 12 requires a vintage size 14 or 16. So it’s not all down to women these days being bigger! What’s in a number, eh… :-)

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