I was super excited to participate in Vintage May with the talented ladies – Kristen at Skirt As Top and Jess at Craftiness is not Optional. When preparing for this post I dove head first into the land of vintage patterns. I had never really sewn from vintage patterns before and was floored by all of the amazing, and cheap patterns out there. There were a lot from the 50’s / 60’s that I was really drawn to, but when I found Simplicity 6866 I had immediate nostalgia.
The date on the pattern says 1985, which means I was just a toddler when it came out. This is so reminiscent of what I wore as a child. The crop top, seersucker, and denim all take me right back.
I also love that this outfit is currently on trend. Crop tops and full skirts – I just wish that I could pull this look off on myself. The fabric on the top is a rainbow colored seersucker and the skirt is made up in some denim chambray. Both are from fabric.com.
My favorite part of the outfit has got to be the back. I love the cutout with the large button. I think it adds a real modern flare to the look. I want to make another version of this by attaching a skirt to the top and leaving the triangle opening in the back. Just need the time.
The only change that I made is that I lengthened the top by about 1/2″ I might even add a little more length if I made it again.
Click the image below to see all of the amazing projects made as a part of Vintage May!