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For many here who made their own dresses in the 70s, 80s and even 90s, an Oscar de la Renta pattern was a very special and expensive treat, saved only for making the best evening dresses and shift dresses of our lives.  My sister, who sewed my semi-formal dress, did so with a Vogue Oscar de la Renta Pattern, which from memory was quite a bit more expensive than the others.

So in memory of the man and his designed, we thought we’d walk down memory lane through the patterns we could find from his design house.  Did you ever make anything like this?


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Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

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