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  • Writer's pictureChristine Dierk

Hey all you cool cats and kittens

It's Christie. Here with another dress I was planning to wear on our trip to Hawaii.

The only thing more extensive than my fabric stash is my pattern stash. I love sewing patterns. I particularly love vintage sewing patterns. Recently, I purchased a number of vintage sewing patterns from Goodwill (think >350). As expected, many of these are neither my size nor my style. So I created an Etsy shop to help spread the joy of finding the perfect vintage pattern! I was SO GRATEFUL to purchase my perfect pattern (more on this later) from an Etsy shop, so I only hope my cataloging of patterns can help someone else find theirs! I find it so delightful to look at past styles and to imagine the new garments being made. One of these days I'll make a post about all the places I've sent vintage patterns -- you'd be surprised! If you're curious, you can see my Etsy shop here: OhSewVintageCo. While I currently only sell patterns, I left the title more generic in case I want to sell vintage clothes in the future (more on that later, maybe).

I made this dress using vintage Butterick 6213 and novelty fabric from Just like me, this pattern was released in 1992. I made the dress longer than View A, but shorter than View B, and added pockets to the side seams. This dress is one of very few that I have made that lack a waistline seam. While I kind of miss the definition this seam gives to my waistline, I love how quickly this dress came together! I'm pretty sure I started and finished it in an afternoon (not including time spent cutting out fabric).

Simple but flattering, this dress is a winner! I'm also obsessed with this print! It features kitties vacationing at the beach, and I just knew that it would make a purr-fect sundress for a beachy vacation. Here's hoping there's one in our future!

Here's a close-up of this charming print and some additional photos:


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