Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Patterns From The Past - McCall's 8153, A "Granny" Dress

I was thrilled when I found a big stack of vintage pattern booklets at a thrift store a while back - they are one of the things I search for, to see the fashions of the 1960's and 1970's.
So, today's quick post features this page from one of them depicting a granny dress made from McCall's pattern number 8153:
For me, it's made even better with the choice of a sweet yellow calico fabric.
And the pattern front, below, has the very same dress - in red calico, this time:
It may not have escaped your notice that these old-fashioned style dresses are my favorites, since I show similar styles to you quite often!
Hope you enjoyed this one.


Tami Von Zalez said...

Yes, I so love patterns from that time period too. The graphics also highlight the hairstyles and accessories.

I have 6 recent pattern acquisitions I need to scan in too - all from the 60s and 70s.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

These are great!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Tina Dawn said...

Do you know the year of the pattern? I made a very similar dress in high school, we had a very short granny dress fad going on for a few months. Then I had a long dress for working at the Sierra Nevada House. I don't recall those ruffly sleeve endings though. Those would have definitely been in the way making ice cream creations! Great post. Love T

Rhonda said...

So fun to go back in time! Love the calico granny dresses!