Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Simplicity - June 1973

Simplicity 5688
Oooh, summer days are here, and that means summer fashion!  Let's look at 1973... you'll be surprised how stylish you can be in your retro fashions. :)

On the cover... an adorable playsuit with skirt add-on... so fun for those long summer days.  In stock now at People Packages and Clutterina's Shop.  Such a cute playsuit will never go out of style.

Simplicity 5692; 5695; 5697; 5687
The summer fun continues!  Look at all these cute outfits!  All stylin' and easy to sew.  You can make them today and wear them tomorrow. :)

The adorable tie midriff blouse + crop pants (5695) is great for a day on the lake!  In stock now at FancyworkKinsey Sue, and Clutterina's Shop.

The sweet crop-top and shorts combo (5697), in stock at Sew Vintage Detroit... also comes with pants or a skirt.

Simplicity 5670; 5671; 5673
Nothing says summer like a little sundress.. and these are perfect for any gal's wardrobe.  Any picnic will be prettier if you show up in one of these. 

Simplicity 5671 is in stock at Retroactive Future. (Comes with pants, too!)

Or try some of these similar dresses from the Pattern Patter Team:

1.)  Simplicity 9225; Grandma Made With Love
2.)  Butterick 4449; Roma's Maison
3.)  Simplicity 9779; Redcurlz's
4.)  McCall's 9746; Cloe's Closet

Simplicity 5705; 5704; 5667; 5668; 5669
Don't forget the little ones, of course. :)  Plus dresses and outfits you can make in a JIFFY.

The cute little sundress, 5705, (which can also be worn a as a top with pants) is in stock at Redcurlz's.

Here's some more "Jiffy" patterns you can make so quick!

1.)  Simplicity 5079; We Are Vintage Sewing
2.)  Simplicity 9072; California Sunset
3.)  Simplicity 6079; Blue Tree Sewing Studio
4.)  Simplicity 8865; Clutterina's Shop

Simplicity 5675; 5678; 5679; 5677
Casual dresses make the scene, stylish now as they were then. :)

Cute 5678, with it's keyhole neckline, is in stock at MBChills.

Here's some similar dresses with cool contrasting details like in 5677...

1.)  Butterick 5959; Fancywork
2.)  Simplicity 9338; Happy I Found It
3.)  Simplicity 7804; Purple Plaid Penguin

Simplicity 5693; 5694; 5712; 5694
Summer means SWIMMING and these beachy swimsuits are perfect for you!

Similar swimwear from the team:

1.)  McCall's 3606; Vintage Needle Finds
2.)  Simplicity 9321; Frisky Scissors
3.)  McCall's 2839; Erika With A K Vintage
4.)  Butterick 6267; Roma's Maison

Simplicity 5724; 5725
Crewel was very popular and trendy in the 1970s... lovely floral designs.  A similar floral crewel design, Simplicity 4716, is in stock at DRC Rose Patterns.

Simplicity 5708; 5696
Great tennis looks on the back cover!  Anybody want to play a match?

Similar looks:

1.)  Simplicity 9417; People Packages
2.)  Simplicity 9966; Blue Tree Sewing Studio
3.)  Butterick 4342; Clutterina's Shop
4.)  Simplicity 6398; Retroactive Future

Well, that's about it for right now!!  I hope you enjoyed this look back at Summer, 1973!

What's your favorite pattern? :)


  1. My mother made so many of these patterns for me! thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  2. 1970s patterns are cute and easily updated!
    Thanks for posting the tennis patterns - I was just getting ready to hunt some down - hard to find tennis whites that aren't micro minis so I can add a few inches if I make them myself!