Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Summer Mini

Added May 29, 2010

by rifka

Denver, Colorado...




  • Becky_i_phone_004_grid


This is my fourth dress from this pattern. One of my favorites. It’s a late 60’s Simplicity (8189). Not only is it easy, but a great base to add simple embellishments to. Perfect for the summer. I added a low belt to this version.

I had intended to add sleeves originally. Since I was using some vintage polyester blend fabric, decided I’d better go sleeveless instead. If you’ve ever worn a polyester garment, you know what I mean. Such a shame because there is some great vintage polyester textiles out there.

Material Notes

Vintage Polyester (possible blend, can’t be sure)




Garment Type
Casual, Mod

10 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 155746_1637280406502_1071481566_1722159_2921258_n_large

    Mar 8, 2012, 01.59 PMby romydee

    WOW! Fabulous! I HAD to buy this pattern after seeing your creations. Can’t wait to get it and get started. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

    1 Reply
    • Image_large

      Mar 12, 2012, 10.49 PMby rifka

      Thanks. Can’t wait to see what you come out with. Really such a fun a versitile pattern to work with.

  • Dsc_0178_large

    Jul 15, 2010, 12.48 PMby sophielophie

    I love this dress! You can’t beat the classic mod style!

  • Avatar_large

    Jun 4, 2010, 09.51 AMby apfelbluete

    WOW! WOW! WOW! its absolutly perfect!!!!

  • 532698_10150742947249316_1888144941_n_large

    May 30, 2010, 06.20 AMby keren

    How quaint and cute! I love the style and the color.

  • Green_eyes_large

    May 29, 2010, 02.54 PMby frankiesoup

    SO cute! I think I have an orange dress made from this pattern that I bought in a charity/thrift store. I love it – so comfortable and effortlessly stylish. I love the pink dots and the low belt!

  • Img_2426_large

    May 29, 2010, 02.11 PMby chillwear

    I have this pattern also, look forward to making it again in other versions. Love how you did this dress, adorable!

  • Meme_small2_copy_large

    May 29, 2010, 12.29 PMby jemimabean

    The polka dots are AWESOME! Cute dress!

  • Pixeforburda_large

    May 29, 2010, 08.32 AMby pixelink

    I ADORE!! Also, congrats on being featured member, wonderful read.

    1 Reply
    • Image_large

      May 31, 2010, 03.26 AMby rifka

      Thank you. That’s nice of you to say.

  • Img_20160222_155241214_large

    May 29, 2010, 08.01 AMby milkyway

    I really like it, looks retro and fresh. there is a simillar pattern in BS too. i really like the collar!! Why dont you try the dress on?? I would like to see you in it!

    1 Reply
    • Image_large

      May 31, 2010, 03.29 AMby rifka

      I’ll get one up for you since you asked so nicely.

  • Dscn5250_large

    May 29, 2010, 06.18 AMby mixtlii

    It’s so cute, I love those dresses from the late 60s… It’d be so fun tu wear it with colourful boots ^^ (but that would be for a winter dress!)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 19 people added it