Monday, July 21, 2008

When Vintage Ain't Vintage - Part 2

So you know I was soooo excited when I found out that Simplicity had re-issued one of their 60's mod shift dresses...and you know that I bought it with a quickness. You also know that when it arrived and I read the instructions for the newly reissued pattern, I was disappointed. Boy has this been one up and down roller coaster ride for a pattern!

Well last week, the original Simplicity pattern landed in my mailbox thanks to Lanetz Living!


I am now the proud owner of Simplicity 7250, the original version of Simplicity 3559. And I was right, the double-sided one page instruction sheet has a different construction sequence than the re-issue.




Original instruction sheet








Re-issue instruction sheet





I'm going to make my version using the re-issued pattern but working from the original instruction sheet! Yes!!!

13 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I have that vintage pattern in my collection from my mother. Gotta go look! Have fun with this one.

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  2. Girl you are a real seamstress! No kidding!

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  3. I look forward to following you in this journey. Please keep us apprised of the differences you spot along the way. I really want to see how the differences will affect the final garment and if they could be used to improve the finish of other garments.

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  4. you sound so excited, can't wait to see the finished dress

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  5. Kewl! I have that reissue myself so it will be interesting to see you how you progress using the old method with the new pattern.

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  6. Don't you just love those old instructions? They often seem so much clearer and more succinct.

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  7. ooh I'm interested to see how these differ! I hope you'll document the old construction order here so anyone with the new pattern can follow along at home...

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  8. Good score...I think I have that pattern too (the vintage one) I'll have to go digging now! Can't wait to see your progress. Mary

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  9. And just how often does life turn out this perfectly? Lucky you!

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful plan to me. Can't wait to see the finished product. I wonder if shortcuts were used in the re-issued pattern or if the instructions are totally different.

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  11. I can't wait to see the finished product because I have looking at this pattern for a long time. HURRY!!!!!!

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  12. Yay, I'm so glad you found the original! (Not least because I have a bit of a crush on this pattern myself, and can now stalk it on ebay..!)

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  13. I'll be watching and reading.

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