Throwback Thursday: Knit Dress

I’ve been kind of frustrated lately.  With my new job, long commute and social obligations, it’s been tough getting a decent chunk of time to finish my sewing projects.  Which means nothing to blog about.  However, last weekend I did end up taking a trip to Oldie’s Marketplace in Newburyport, MA and I had a great find.

McCalls Pattern 4089

I’m thinking this is from the 1970’s and I got it for $3 (plus tax).  I’ve been looking for a pattern for a casual knit dress and I think this could be fun.   Hopefully all the pieces are in there :o)

I’ve been really enjoying looking at old patterns lately and I can literally spend hours on Etsy just browsing through them.  The challenge is that they usually come in one size, so sometimes you can’t find what you want.  This one might be slightly big on top, but should be easy to adjust and shouldn’t be too much of a problem since it’s made for knits.

What do you think?  Any fun “throwbacks” you working on right now?



2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Knit Dress

  1. Christa Loveless

    The major pattern makers; simplicity, McCalls, Vogue, and butterick, all have vintage patterns they’ve brought back into production. Joann Fabrics has Butterick 5 for $7 on sale thru Sat. June 7, and again June 15-21. Also, Vogue will be $4.99 each June 15-21. Simplicity are 1.99 each from June 8-14. I love the Vintage patterns!


  2. Not working on any right now, but I did receive a small box of old patterns recently. I am still looking through them. It is so interesting to see the different styles. I think they are maybe from the 70’s, but most from the 80’s.

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