{"id":140529207,"title":"1960s Vintage Sewing Pattern: Dropped Waist Dress. Grit 8277 Mail Order Pattern","handle":"1960s-vintage-sewing-pattern-dropped-waist-dress-grit-8277-mail-order-pattern","description":"\u003cspan style=\"color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;\"\u003eThis 1960s vintage mail order pattern came from the publication 'Grit' (best name ever?) and makes a sleeveless dress with french darts and pocket flaps. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;\"\u003evintage mail order pattern from Grit in half sizes\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; margin-bottom: 14px; font-size: 18px; line-height: 21px;\"\u003eCondition\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin-bottom: 20px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 21px;\"\u003eThis is an original vintage sewing pattern from 1969. The factory-cut pattern pieces are unprinted and still in excellent condition. 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If you've ever struggled to figure out a date for your mail order vintage patterns, I wrote \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/wesewretro.com\/2011\/11\/how-to-date-vintage-mail-order-sewing-patterns\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"WeSewRetro Mail Order Vintage Patterns\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ean article on the WeSewRetro blog\u003c\/a\u003e that might help. \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2013-06-05T00:19:00-04:00","created_at":"2013-06-05T00:19:20-04:00","vendor":"Mail Order Patterns","type":"Paper Patterns","tags":["Brand_Mail Order Patterns","Garment_Dresses","Product_Paper Sewing Pattern","Size_40” to 41” Bust","Style_1960s","Suitable for_Women"],"price":1200,"price_min":1200,"price_max":1200,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":320818593,"title":"18 1\/2","option1":"18 1\/2","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"1960s Vintage Sewing Pattern: Dropped Waist Dress. 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The factory-cut pattern pieces are unprinted and still in excellent condition. The original mailing envelope is included and in fair to poor condition. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; margin-bottom: 14px; font-size: 18px; line-height: 21px;\"\u003eSize Chart\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ctable style=\"border-collapse: collapse; width: 116px;\" border=\"0\"\u003e\n\u003c!--StartFragment--\u003e \u003ccolgroup\u003e \u003ccol style=\"mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1621; width: 38pt;\"\u003e \u003ccol style=\"mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1664; width: 39pt;\" span=\"2\"\u003e \u003c\/colgroup\u003e\n\u003ctbody\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 15.0pt;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"height: 15.0pt; width: 38pt;\"\u003eSize: \u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd class=\"xl63\" style=\"width: 39pt;\"\u003e18 1\/2\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 15.0pt;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"height: 15.0pt;\"\u003eBust:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e41\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 15.0pt;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"height: 15.0pt;\"\u003eWaist:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e34\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003ctr style=\"height: 15.0pt;\"\u003e\n\u003ctd style=\"height: 15.0pt;\"\u003eHip:\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003ctd\u003e43\"\u003c\/td\u003e\n\u003c\/tr\u003e\n\u003c!--EndFragment--\u003e\n\u003c\/tbody\u003e\n\u003c\/table\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: #333333; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; margin-bottom: 14px; font-size: 18px; line-height: 21px;\"\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"margin-bottom: 20px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 21px;\"\u003eLove Vintage Mail Order Patterns?\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"margin-bottom: 20px; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 21px;\"\u003eMe too! If you've ever struggled to figure out a date for your mail order vintage patterns, I wrote \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/wesewretro.com\/2011\/11\/how-to-date-vintage-mail-order-sewing-patterns\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"WeSewRetro Mail Order Vintage Patterns\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ean article on the WeSewRetro blog\u003c\/a\u003e that might help. \u003c\/p\u003e"}

1960s Vintage Sewing Pattern: Dropped Waist Dress. Grit 8277 Mail Order Pattern

Product Description
This 1960s vintage mail order pattern came from the publication 'Grit' (best name ever?) and makes a sleeveless dress with french darts and pocket flaps. 
vintage mail order pattern from Grit in half sizes
Condition

This is an original vintage sewing pattern from 1969. The factory-cut pattern pieces are unprinted and still in excellent condition. The original mailing envelope is included and in fair to poor condition. 

Size Chart
Size:  18 1/2
Bust: 41"
Waist: 34"
Hip: 43"
Love Vintage Mail Order Patterns?

Me too! If you've ever struggled to figure out a date for your mail order vintage patterns, I wrote an article on the WeSewRetro blog that might help. 

$12.00
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Half Size

'Half size' is a figure type, like 'womens', 'misses', or 'juniors'. Half size patterns are designed to fit best on a someone with a fully developed figure and shorter back-waist length. Waist and hips are larger in proportion to her bust than in the other figure types. 

Half size patterns can be identified by a ½ in the size number (for example, size 16½ instead of size 16) and the actual bust/waist/hip measurements will be odd numbers (for example, bust 39")

Half size bodice comparison

Unprinted / Precut

During the early 20th century, sewing patterns were sold with just a single size in the envelope and the pattern pieces themselves were plain pieces of tissue, already cut to size, with no printed markings. Notches and other important points of note were marked by punched holes instead of ink. 

Individual pattern pieces are identified by either a letter, number, or full pattern name punched out of the tissue. 

Some people are intimidated by the idea of unprinted pattern pieces but they're really very similar to use (and in some ways more convenient because you can make your tailors tack or chalk markings directly through the punched holes).