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Vintage Simplicity Jiffy Pattern strikes again

November 5, 2018

Earlier this year, all the children at my kids’ school took part in a history project.  Each year group was assigned a decade to learn about.  My son’s year learnt about the 1990s, and my daughter’s year learnt about the 1960s.  As part of the project, they had a day where they dressed up in the style of the decade.  I bought a Nirvana tshirt for my son, but for my daughter I had the perfect dress pattern in my stash – a Jiffy pattern from 1963.  I had used the pattern before to make my daughter a pirate dress (also for a school dress-up day!).

I bought some brightly patterned floral fabric and got to work.  The pattern, which is Jiffy 5291, is ever so easy to make up, as there is just one front piece cut on the fold, two back pieces, facings for the neck and armhole, and a centre back zip.  Simples!

I tried to do a beehive in her hair, with moderate success.  Here she is!

  1. anne carter permalink
    November 5, 2018 12:20 pm

    Your daughter looks great! I started making mini shift dresses in the mid-60s (yes, I’m THAT old!) so your pattern brought back memories. I love the bee-hive hairdo too.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      November 5, 2018 12:22 pm

      Thanks Anne. I don’t think she was as keen on the hair as she was on the dress!

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