Psychedelic prints, shift dresses, bold mini skirts and crisp suits – it can only be sixties fashion! Whatever your age, shape or style, dressing in an iconic 60s look can be achieved by everyone. Here, we take a look at some of the best vintage patterns that are perfect for adding some retro into your handmade wardrobe.
If you fancy adding just a touch of sixties vibe into your wardrobe, opt for this tunic by Mimi G. Available in two lengths and with a separate belt and cowl, you can stitch the version that best suits your style. The matching pintuck trousers add a contemporary edge to a classic-inspired design.
This fitted, slightly flared dress with exposed shoulders is the ideal way to evoke the sixties look. The dress’ length gives a nod to the mini skirt, made famous by 60s fashion designer Mary Quant. Go bold and stitch up in a psychedelic print or a vibrant block shade.
For a cocktail dress that evokes Audrey Hepburn chic, turn to Burda 7043. The three elegant dresses can be stitched with a round or flat neck, and with or without sleeves. A shift dress like this one is perfect for adding some glamour to your evening look.
Trousers for women were relatively unheard of before the 1960s, until drainpipe jeans and capri trousers were sported by style icons of the era. This cropped pair adds a stylish and sophisticated touch to your wardrobe. Pair with a top in the same fabric for a statement coordinated look, or choose a simple blouse in a complementary hue for a day at the office.
In the 60s, Jackie O became a global style icon, with her knee-length skirts, clean-cut suits, A-line dresses, gloves and pillbox hats. Emulate her iconic look with Simplicity 2154 which features a blouse, skirt, jacket and knit cardigan with three-quarter length sleeves.
These loose-fitting dresses bring a hint of the sixties into your wardrobe, while offering length in the skirt and sleeves. The fuller silhouette oozes comfort, without compromising on style.
If you fancy stitching the sixties, take a look at Simplicity’s full range of vintage, and vintage-inspired patterns, to inject some retro style into your wardrobe.
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