Hey guys,

So I was organizing my little space the other day and came across this sweet little vintage Simplicity pattern, I don’t even know how long I’ve had it because I can’t even remember where I got it from. It’s a really old pattern, according to the envelope it was printed in 1945 and costed only 20cents at that time.


Anywho, I cataloged it in a spot reserved just for the delicate patterns and continued my cleaning/organizing. As I was going through my fabrics I came across a piece of fabric that had such a cute print with a whimsical feel and vintage look to it, that I thought to myself….hmm…that pattern and this fabric would go so well together! And well…the rest is history! (haha)  I sewed up View 3 with some modifications …(you’ll read about those in my review below) and off we went to the park to snap some pictures.







My pattern review:

Pattern DescriptionSimplicity (Primer) 1914

Pattern Sizing: The pattern was a Size 3 – Apparently older patterns were printed one size per envelope back in the day  – unlike today where you get multiple sizes in one envelope. I knew it was going to be a little big for Abigail, so instead of using a 5/8 seam allowance I used a 1inch seam allowance.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?  Ummm….somewhat…haha! I didn’t add any trim on the bodice or any sleeves so it looks somewhat different from the envelope. Maybe I should call this a “hack” instead of a “review” huh? lol

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Yes.

What did you particularly like about the pattern?  The little darts on the back bodice. They are so cute!


What did you dislike about the pattern? I think the only sad thing about this pattern is that I only have one size in my envelope. lol

Fabric Used: Dress: Quilting Cotton

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made several.

  • I lined the bodice (of course I did! lol – the front is fully lined and the back has facings)
  • Eliminated the button closures and used an invisible zipper instead
  • Did not add trim on the bodice, a tie waist band or pockets. ( I would have added pockets but I ran out of fabric! – the horror!)
  • Added lace trim at the hem of the dress.

Alrighty! That’s it for today guys! I just noticed that my last few posts have been all about pattern reviews, so I think I’ll shake it up a bit in my next post! Until then, have a wonderful and SAFE weekend!! xoxox



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