Vintage Sewing Patterns

Simplicity 5561

Simplicity 5561; ©1973; Misses' Halter-Dress in Two Lengths and Unlined Jacket: The halter dress with skirt stitched to shaped bodice above normal waistline has back zipper, "V" shaped neckline and button closing at back neck. V. 1 is mini length. V. 2 is ankle length. The unlined "bolero type" jacket has front button closing, extensions which tie in front, contrasting shirt type collar and long set-in sleeves gathered to contrasting buttoned cuffs.

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My mother made this dress for me to wear at my then-boyfriend's senior prom in May 1974. - riofriotex

My then-boyfriend and me, in the dress my mom made, just before his senior prom, May 1974

My description of the dress, after I'd picked the pattern, in a letter to my pen pal.


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