Vintage 1960’s Ann Adams 9368 Dress Pattern

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September 6, 2014 by thepolishedbutton

I bought this little shift dress pattern from a friend in an online sewing group recently, but was then stumped as to what fabric to use. Enter this rather retro polyjersey I bought in the Rag Market recently – it’s convincingly vintage, and I thought it would be spot on for this pattern.

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Check out the scallops at the neckline and collar – I thought this looked really unusual, but a bit of research shows this is quite a common design feature on Ann Adams patterns.
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I originally intended to do the long sleeve version, but once I started putting it together I was worried it might be a bit OTT with the print, so went for sleeveless instead.
It was a little tricky to negotiate the neckline as the fabric was a bit thick for the scallops, but lots of pressing helped. I chose some chunky wooden buttons but used poppers underneath for easy access when breastfeeding. I’m pretty pleased with it, especially as I used it as an opportunity to have a go at edging the scallops with ricrac – something I spied on Scruffy Badger’s post here.
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Please excuse the dodgy photo – the baby woke from his nap and was crying in the background, so it was a rush job!!

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6 thoughts on “Vintage 1960’s Ann Adams 9368 Dress Pattern

  1. Natalie says:

    Wow! I love the scalloped edges! And the fabric….it looks fab 🙂

  2. Allison Graden says:

    Wow! that came out great! I love it! Now I want one of those patterns you pictured lol!

  3. Wow!!! What an awesome dress!!! Every element: pattern, fabric, and of course ric rac!!! Looks great on too.

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