I’m jumping foward a decade into the late 60’s because I am particularly drawn to two styles from this period: capes and a line dresses with a short hemline.
The pattern is Simplicity 5480: Girls Cape Dress Coat from 1972 , size 3. I wanted the cape to be warm so I chose a heavy weight wool and lined the cape with the wool as well. The fabric is primarily red and black plaid with a touch of yellow. I thought this would look fantastic for a Christmas cape. The pattern its self is so simple consisting of just 2 pattern pieces. I trimmed the arm openings in black ribbon and accented with two vintage style black and silver floral buttons and closed with a single hook and eye closure. I love this style because it will fit the girls for many years to come!
The second pattern is Simplicity pattern number 7403: Little Girl’s A line Dress with Pleat from 1967, size 4. I found a blue/purple polka dot lawn cotton (very fine and lightweight, 100% cotton). I found a matching chiffon flutter flower trim to accent the pleated panel on the front of the dress. I orginally thought of making this dress out of red santa velvet trimmed in white fur. Maybe a later project.
Cut and pin flowers to front. There is a long hidden pleat that will open between the double flower strip. Add zipper and sleeves and done. Now to convince my girls that this is so much more fashionable than their Disney Ariel princess tutu dress.