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  Simplicity 3559 Retro '60s Dress (Swell Dress)
Misses 1960's Retro Dresses

Simplicity 3559
Simplicity 3559

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photo Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me
This pattern is pretty straightforward and has cuteness potential (see others' versions), but I'm really not a huge fan of my final product. I made View B in a size 14. I think the cotton poplin fabric I used was my first mistake--seems like it is just too lightweight to really drape properly in
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lobstah.1277

12/2/12
photo Highly Recommend
Pattern Description: 1960's Retro Reprint Dress Pattern Sizing: 6-14, I made a size 12, with no alterations! Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? YES! Were the instructions easy to follow? They were, but they sometimes left out clipping c
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Jasst282

10/20/12
photo Highly Recommend
Full blog with more pics As usual I did not follow convention and wanted to make the short sleeve and length style B dress with the neck line of A without the bow. I get told off alot for always adding bows and using cherry fabric so I steered very clear of both and went for a very bright unusual f
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elationcreation
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7/7/12
photo Easy & Great for Beginners
Pattern Description: 3 styles of retro 1960's dresses from Simplicity's retro reprint line. Pattern Sizing: 12 adjusted to 14. I don't know what I was thinking when I cut the pieces out! Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes Were the instr
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JennifeRose7
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5/22/11
photo Easy & Great for Beginners
Pattern Description: 1960's retro dress Pattern Sizing:size H5 6-14 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? mostly-- i didnt add the buttons to the collar and i played around with the length- i made my dress a little longer than the mini length
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tiger28

2/18/11

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