12 June 2011

Gunne Sax Inspired

After sewing all week with quilter's cotton in regency-inspired stripes and roses and mauve paisley I have been thinking a LOT about those lovely prairie/regency/pioneer/peasant style dresses so popular at the end of the 1970s. Maybe someday, I will find these in my size.
*All images are from the Vintage Pattern Wiki unless noted*
Own it! And in my size.
Also just bought this one today. I already own it in a size 8, which didn't do me much good.


  1. I've been in complete love with this style recently, I even bought 70's wedding dress patterns to live out the fantasy of floor length, empire waisted and huge sleeved dresses^^! I hope you sew one of these soon, I'd love to see your take on the prairie style!

  2. In my stash I have Style 1543, which is similar to some of the patterns you picked out, but I've never made it. You should go for it, would love to see how you get on!

  3. Oy, my mother made me the top from Simplicity 7880, but I don't remember the fabric. I do remember being annoyed by the seam across the upper arm. Funny how you can recognize these old patterns. There were a ton of Laura Ashley patterns back then -- all frilly. I like the Farrah Fawcett-inspired illustration on the first one. Creepy! But I do like that dress. I'll be interested to see which one of these you make!


Folks Serv