Channelling Jackie Kennedy with Simplicity 5320

Jackie Kennedy

Jackie Kennedy

Think of a 1960s suit, and you can’t help but think of that iconic pink ensemble that was designed by Chanel and worn by Jackie Kennedy. If, like me, vintage Chanel is slightly out of your price range, then why not go for a vintage pattern? Simplicity 5320, dated 1963, was produced to meet the demand for copies of that iconic pink suit, and I couldn’t think of a more thrifty way of getting to look so stylish.

Sleeveless blouse is dart fitted with scooped neckline, back button closing. Lined jacket has front and back shoulder darts, notched collar, set-in sleeves. V. 1 jacket with below elbos length sleeves is detailed with flaps and top-stitching. V.2 which has short sleeves is trimmed with braid. Slim skirt is dart fitted with a side zipper closing, kick pleat and waistband.

Sleeveless blouse is dart fitted with scooped neckline, back button closing. Lined jacket has front and back shoulder darts, notched collar, set-in sleeves. V. 1 jacket with below elbos length sleeves is detailed with flaps and top-stitching. V.2 which has short sleeves is trimmed with braid. Slim skirt is dart fitted with a side zipper closing, kick pleat and waistband (Copyright – Simplicity, 1963)

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