Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Peace, Love and Finally some New New Vinatge



Mc Calls 9658 from 1969. A year after our summer of love but close enough for me. This one is a "Time Saving Quickie"..
It says so right on the envelope. Sounds a bit risque to me.



It was easy to make. No fitting. I added a contrasting facings to amuse myself. It didn't need the zipper that was on the pattern and I put it in.. but I have worn it a few times and never used the zipper at all. I also shortened the sleeves, just for fun. I am experimenting with shapes and I like to see if I can make alterations work.



This looks like a circus tent or clown costume on the hanger.. But I think it looks pretty cute on... in an easy livin', sweetly psychedelic way.





Here's hoping all everyone's summers are full of love... Or at least a well timed folk song or two.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nicely done. I like the length of the sleeve and the combination of stirpes with floral because the color scheme is a nice complement.

Amy said...

Just too darn cute!

Amy said...

That was me above :) I had some trouble with blogger. Anyway, I love your photos and you did a fantastic job on that outfit!

nikkishell said...

So cute! and so simple. Fabulous.

Green Kitchen said...

Who needs fabric foreplay, anyway? I don't.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Well, that sure is fun! Love the fabric choice, great job! xo, suzy

Good Girls Studio said...

too cute :) Very hippy chic !

kimberly sherrod said...

Time saving quickie sounds good to me!! Funny and gorgeous as usual! Happy Summer of Love 40th Anniversary! My Brother wants me to bid on a copy of the 13th Elevators for him!! Rock on!

Amy said...

You are just beyond adorable in that. And the fabric? Fab!

Sarah said...

Very cute, I love the fabric!

sulu-design said...

Way more than groovy - I love it! The contrasting detail at the sleeves totally does it for me - I love the geometric lines against the funky floral pattern.

PamKittyMorning said...

I think you are so adorable. I was a freshman in high school in '69. I probably had a shirt like that. I had some funky clothes for sure. I'm waiting for your granny dress next!

Lauri said...

I am TOTALLY in love with this shirt!!! Great job!

Sonya said...

I love, love, love the stripey cuffs. You are one groovy chick Bethany!

Carla said...

The flowers are definitely in the ballpark of '69, only maybe a tad small? Dinner plates. That was the size of florals in '69. Cute top. Cute model.

Domestic Chicky said...

Love love LOVE this...I especially love the hair-do...perfection!

Angelina said...

That's better than I remember those garments! What a cute tunic!

Kerry said...

It looks really cute.
Also, I am all about contrasting facings!

A Fanciful Twist said...

I love these kinds of posts! I just love them! You are the dandiest model ever!!! Sometimes, things that look the weirdest on the hanger, look the best on.... I found that with prom dressess wayyy back in the day.... xxoxox

Kristi said...

That's uber cute.

susan said...

nice job! i almost died when i saw this though - i made this pattern, the first time around in my first sewing class. er, yes, it wasn't vintage then... ha ha ha! love it!

chriselis said...

This is a marvellous interpretation (cloth and photos too) Bravissimo !
Chriselis from Paris

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