So that was my brief attempt at 60s patterns. I gave up because they are NOTHING like 1930s patterns. 1960s patterns are like a hybrid between old patterns and modern patterns. I think I had difficulty with the printed pattern pieces and the weird instructions. I know this sounds ass-backwards, but I much prefer blank 1930s patterns with the most basic of directions ("Sew A to B matching vvv and ending at o").
But here I am making a new dress from a pattern ca. 1970. You can see it in my last update. Here are some of my 60s/70s patterns in my personal collection I'd like to make:
Probably going to do that 1969 one next ;) But I'm sure patterns aren't all you want to see! The entire decade of the 1960s as depicted in Sears catalogs:
And there you have what your average working/middle class American would have worn in that decade. My dad seems to be right -- he was born in 1941 and tells me "the 50s lasted from after WW2 ended all the way up until when JFK got shot in 1963!" 1964 there seems to be a fashion shift toward youth. Then another big shift toward youth in 1967.
Maybe by my next update I will have finished my ca. 1970 dress :)