1960s crepe de chine dress with vintage lace applique

It’s been nearly 3 weeks since we’ve moved house and we are STILL waiting for our telephone and broadband to be set up. I don’t know how we managed  to live before all these means of communication were common in most households? It’s awful not being able to check emails, facebook, write blog posts and keep in touch with everyone?
Hopefully this situation will be sorted within the next few days. For now WiFi in local coffee shops and libraries will have to do.
Our new house is great. Too bad we won’t be here for long as we are going to move again in Jan/Feb time. That’s life being a soldier’s wife… I will miss the generous spare bedroom I am using as my work room. It’s about twice the size of my old work room, very bright and tons of storage space. I have about 3 build in wardrobes.  Anyways enough showing off for now. I will show pictures some time.
I have already “broken it in” and made myself a little 1960s crepe number with a little lace applique. I haven’t had much time sewing for myself so far but this little dress fit in easily and came together in just an afternoon. The pattern is one I made several times last year. It is Simplicity 9059.

I used some paisley print crepe de chine I had in my stash for ages and some vintage lace bits I appliqued around the sleeve openings and the bust seam. I think it turned out quite nicely and is a perfect little daytime/ casual going out addition for my wardrobe.


  1. lovely dress, which pattern did you use? or did you draft it yourself.

  2. This dress is certainly a winner and it suits you.

  3. this dress is beautiful! looks like can be dressed up and dressed down. amazing work (again) <3

  4. Thank you ladies for your kind comments.
    @ Claire, it's Simplicity 9059 from the 1960s