...yet another post about my pattern love. Butterick 3533 took up resident on my inspiration board for what seemed like forever. I purchased it at a thrift store for $.49 at least two years ago, maybe three. Printed circa 1970 I guess I just really liked the illustrations on the pattern envelope. In the 70's patterns were not multi-sized; this one is size 14.
(chatted about in this post) my measurements equate to a size 14 through the neck, shoulders and bust area, but requires increasing the pattern in the side seams, which is an easy alteration (I added 1"). I was a little hesitant about using the pattern because of it's raglan sleeve. I thought it might be a little tight, and had no idea how to go about increasing it. The pattern was missing the back facing, pants, skirt pieces, and one page of the instructions but I was able to construct the top without it.
I finally decided to just go ahead and make a wearable muslin - you probably recognize this fabric as I made a cowl neck top from it a few weeks ago.
Do you have any great patterns from the '70's???