Vintage Dress Sewing Pattern - Superior 6679 -Swing Dancers will love this - Bust 34 - from the 1940s
Sewing Pattern - vintage swing dance dress pattern from Superior - Superior Pattern 6679 - 1940s
Calling all swing dancers and lindy hoppers! This is an authentic vintage dress pattern that I estimate is from the early 1940s. It is absolutely perfect for those weekly dances and even special events where you want to show off your best vintage style. With a pattern like this, you can use different fabrics and make more than one dress. Very economical compared to paying top dollar for fragile vintage clothing that is falling apart.
Even if you are not a swing dancer, you may appreciate some of this pattern's features. One of my favorite parts is the description of this "Teen Princess Frock" (see photo). It is unique and shows the writing from the time period (probably early 1940s), including some pop culture adjectives (bonus points to anyone who can tell me what “tubbable” means).
I also got a kick out of the very specific suggestions about what trims and fabrics the author thought would look good (e.g., "a fancy-taking sea life print of black on pastel blue or pink grounds"). See photo for a smile and a “surprise idea”.
The pattern instructions also include detailed, helpful tips, not necessarily given in today’s patterns. For example, there are instructions on how to create tailor tacks, how to cut slippery fabrics, and what type of hem works best for different fabrics. There is also a vintage tip about creating a cardboard gauge to produce straight seams.
rayon crepe, spun rayons, shantung, pique, eyelet cottons, linen-like rayons, seersucker, chambray, bengaline, gingham, lawn, and gabardine.
If this is not your size, but you are interested in customizing the fit of this design, please see Threads magazine's helpful article describing the process in detail: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4424/quick-reference-for-cut-and-spread-pattern-grading (by Terry Horlamus, from Threads #101, pp. 66-70).
Condition: Very good. Envelope looks great. Has a light brown spot on the back. Instruction sheet has minor tears. Tear repaired with tape on pattern piece B. Back when this pattern was produced, patterns were issued with pre-cut pieces. Saves you time!
Pattern is unmarked (again typical for the era). There are 7 total pattern pieces.
When my Grandma was 87 years old, I asked her about this pattern. She said that she had made this dress (either from this pattern or a similar one), omitting the ruffle trim, several times when she was younger. The one she remembered the most was a solid “darker than royal blue” one, made out of a very lightweight “like a taffeta” fabric. I asked her about what colors were popular, and she said royal and powder blue.
This item is an original vintage sewing pattern. To my eye, it appears to be from the 1940s. I am not an expert pattern dater. This vintage sewing pattern does not include a finished garment, notions, fabric or a fabric label.
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