Sunday, January 19, 2014

Dress #2 Simplicity 1609 -- Retro 1960s Jiffy Dress

I made my second dress of 2014 already! I made Simplicity 1609, which is a reissue of a 1960s "Jiffy" dress. It took me from noon until 3:30 to complete so I guess it was "Jiffy", lol.

The pattern:

My version:

That center seam was a little awkward once I sewed it all up. If I make this again I will put that pattern piece on the fabric fold, but to see how I could make it look a bit less weird I pinned a strip of white bias down the front. Haven't sewn it on yet:

Well, I've done two dresses this year so far. Of course, I'm on a sewing swing right now. I'm sure I'll hit a lull at some point, but until then I will continue to chronicle what I'm doing right here.


  1. Yes! The white stripe! I love it with that extra detail! The collar is perfect too!

  2. I love the white bias stripe down the front. So cute!


Dress #8 -- Simplicity 7382 (1976)