Sewing a 1960s Pattern with a 1960s Machine

Creating a shirt from a 1960s Simplicity pattern on a 1960s sewing machine

I love wearing vintage style clothing and thought it would be fun to sew a 1960s inspired shirt using my sewing machine from the 1960s.  I found a couple of vintage sewing patterns in my collection for knit shirts and some fabric a viewer sent me recently.  I couldn’t decide between the two, so I asked on instagram which I should use for my 1960s inspired shirt.


Simplicity 3980 was the winner!  Make sure you’re following me on Instagram so you can vote in my other polls! I followed the pattern to create view 1, a drop shouldered shirt with a cowl neck.  This is a great casual shirt for Autumn and I can not wait to wear it.

See how the shirt came together HERE!

So what do you think, did I do the pattern justice?  Would you like to see more projects like this where I’m following vintage patterns?

BTW did you know I have a huge giveaway going on right now?!?  It’s to celebrate Whitney Sews reaching 100,000 subscribers on youTube.  Check out the giveaway HERE so you have a chance to win!

Until next time, Happy Sewing!

-Whitney-

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