Everything old is new again
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Simplicity Pattern Company recently released its Early Autumn collection. Included are many cute new patterns, such as the “Project Runway” dress patterns 2145 and 2146 and our own SewStylish jacket pattern 2150. But what struck me is a vintage-style 1960s ensemble, pattern 2154. What I find amazing is that, though the design is 50 years old, it is completely in fashion! Included is a cardigan, a romantic tie-neck blouse, and a below-the-knee pencil skirt—all leading styles for this fall. It got me thinking about vintage styles and how they relate to us now. Do you sew retro, and how do you update it for today?