Sewing Projects 45: The “Jet Setting” Outfit


Originally written for, and posted at, The Sew Weekly. Theme: 1960s
The Facts
Fabric: Light grey cotton flannel from Vogue Fabrics in Chicago $10 for two and a half yards but I haven’t use it all
Pattern: Simplicity 7127
Year: 1967
Notions: 7″ zipper $.50, 4 buttons from stash
Time to complete: 9 hours (9 eps of The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes)
First worn: For pictures
Wear again? Definitely
Total price: $10.50

Surprise! I was in Chicago last week! For only 8 hours! It was for work and I was absolutely exhausted when I got home. I had just enough time after my work thing to run into Vogue for 40 minutes before I had to get on the train back to the airport to catch my flight back to Detroit. But I did it because it was important to sample the local fare!

This fabric was only $4 a yard but the fiber content was unknown. I suspected it was a poly blend – which I’m trying to stay away from – but this was such a good price, and feels really wonderful! So I did a burn test when I got home and I still think it has some polyester in it, but not much because it burned like a cotton.

Anyway, I was originally planning for this to be another Simplicity 6933 like my Mad Men dress, but then I remembered this pattern that I hadn’t done up yet. I felt really odd about having a matching top and bottom like on the envelope, and I probably won’t wear them together ever again.

I also intended to make a little jacket with the fabric I had left over, but time didn’t allow. I decided to use my Black Friday putting finishing touches on things around the new place (hanging pictures and curtains) instead of sewing.

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About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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2 Responses to Sewing Projects 45: The “Jet Setting” Outfit

  1. photosarah says:

    I have this same pattern. Was the sizing accurate? Any suggestions when making it?

    • Sully Liz says:

      The skirt was fine – the only thing I did was shorten it by 3 inches. The shirt may cause some problems. It is not as fitted as I would have liked it and I may go back and take it all in a little bit. Also, it would have been easier to just give it a full lining than mess with the facing pieces they give you. But then again the hem would have been more difficult. After the Bow Tied Blouse I was expecting this to go smoother than it did. Oh well. Good luck on yours!!!

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