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Vintage Striped A-Line

Added Feb 14, 2011

by dcollins45

Long Beach, Cali...






My mom gave me a bunch of vintage patterns from the 70’s and 80’s when we visited her last summer. Most of them are a couple of sizes too small for me, so I’ve had to spend some time grading the patterns up. The pattern is Simplicity #6616 from 1974.

This is my first ever attempt to match stripes. One side turned out perfectly and the other is only a tiny bit off. You can only tell if you get really close.

I’m happy with the skirt. It’s a fun piece to wear.

Material Notes

heavy cotton woven from Ikea




Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Feb 15, 2011, 01.48 AMby dcollins45

    I know, I get a kick out of them, too. I was kind of afraid they would stick out on my tummy or hips as I’m not exactly skinny, but they lay flat nicely. I need to get my husband to take a picture of me in it.

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    Feb 14, 2011, 07.30 AMby mixtlii

    Oh! Those pockets are so funny!

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