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Style 3062 (uh oh, the 80's)

Added Feb 7, 2013

by sewtessuti

Sydney, Australia






Once upon a time, particularly when I was on maternity leave, I used to spend a fair chunk of time op/thrift shopping. We were skint, she slept better in the car, I had to get out of the house and it was a mighty fine way to break those groundhog-y days that made up life with a baby. And there was, of course, the thrill of the find. Back then, good op shop scores were a LOT easier to come by. These days, not so much. Or maybe I’ve just lost the patience to scour. Anyhoo, most of my pattern stash has accumulated over years and years and years of op shopping. This one’s a more recent score, copyright 1982, and apparently came from one Mrs Wood. Or maybe it was made for Mrs. Wood…?

Read more about this vintage 80’s dress pattern here

Material Notes

Viscose/Acetate Crepe Spot, thread, Invisible Zipper




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Feb 11, 2013, 11.26 PMby Lee Avant

    I’m digging this. A lot. Beautiful fabric and cute shoes too!

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    Feb 11, 2013, 06.55 PMby alekat

    wow that looks amazing. i always skip past the 80’s patterns when im in the thrift stores. maybe i shouldn’t be so quick to ignore them! Very well made and lovely fabric!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 12.24 PMby sleepy-dumpling

    Absolutely love your dress!

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    Feb 9, 2013, 10.38 AMby janene

    Gorgeous dress. Perfect fabric. Loving the whole style.

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    Feb 8, 2013, 01.44 PMby lilseamstress

    Such an adorable dress! Good job!

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    Feb 8, 2013, 09.29 AMby peipe

    Gorgeous! You look so good and I love the fabric and pattern!

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    Feb 8, 2013, 07.18 AMby Inga 888

    beautiful dress, fits you very well :)

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    Feb 8, 2013, 06.53 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab dress, love your fabric and.pattern x

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    Feb 8, 2013, 03.52 AMby rosemary decker

    Really sharp!!

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    Feb 8, 2013, 03.44 AMby neveenkarnes

    well done… you look great !!!

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    Feb 8, 2013, 02.08 AMby imogens

    HAY I KNOW YOU!! You look stunning! And 80’s does 40’s is the best type of 80’s

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    Feb 8, 2013, 01.48 AMby 2bfabulous

    I love your dress!

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