Sewing some sensational sweaters for summertime (1961)

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To wear and to love all summer – Take a sweater, trim a sweater…

… and thereby add a whole new fashion dimension to your wardrobe. A dress or a skirt becomes a costume when it has its own sweater. 

You could, for example, line a cardigan with the leftover material of a dress you’ve made yourself, or scatter a sweater with appliques cut from the same fabric as a gay print you are wearing. The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination.

Remember that whether you cut an old pull-over into an entirely new shape, sew important trimmings on expensive cashmere, or just add dime-store braid to a $2.95 Orlon, the point is: it’s your own ideas that count. Use them to complete a look that is completely individual.

>> Also… Take a look back at the fashion trends of the 1960s

Sweaters to wear and to love all summer

Sweater sewing and appliques


Sewing and trimming sweaters

Scallops of polka dots frame the cut-out neckline of a black cardigan and cuff its sleeves. The bouffant silk-organza skirt spills graduating polka-dots down to a border hem of scallops, used in trimming the sweater.

Too timid to tackle a sweater? Try binding a wool-jersey cardigan jacket, Vogue design no. 4251, with matching bright pink cotton braid. Wear it over a sheer Dacron like this one, its sleeves and neckline finished in the same braid, its flowers repeated in applique bouquets on the jacket.

Take a sweater, trim a sweater

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Sweater fashion from the sixties

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