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1970 Simplicity Vintage Copycat

Added Jan 19, 2012

by melodym

Iowa City , Iowa...






Sewing Objective: create that cute striped number with the retro cut out neckline.
It is no secret that I am mad about 60’s mod looks. I flipped when I found this pattern Simplicity 7288 dated 1970 in my archive. The style of the views shift on the front the envelope. The design is quite basic, a line shape french darts yet the hem goes from mod late 60’s mini to 70’s mindi to boho maxi in a flash.

Implementing some cute little buttons and a vintage zip from my stash and maximizing on my fabric scores, I cannot help but to boast that I spent less than 10 US dollars on this garment.

Down side to this pattern my original was missing a piece; it did not have the front neckline facing piece with the CUTOUT !?. Insert: sad face. No fear, I drafted it myself, as nothing would stop that cut out from happening. and theen due to the fact that I had elected to line the dress I thought that I could just cut the facing pieces in interfacing and fuse the facing-interfacing to the lawn lining. It ended being neat, clean and without bulk.

Come sew with me:

Material Notes

cotton, vintage notions




Garment Type
Beach, Mod

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    Jun 4, 2013, 09.26 PMby Mary Athey

    just spotted this, good on you for drafting the missing piece. the necklines fabulous and the dress is gorgeous. i love the mono look x

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    May 6, 2012, 10.27 AMby Patty Murdock

    Beautiful detailing, Melody…I had a navy T-shirt that year with an identical row of buttons! Love it, love you.

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    Jan 20, 2012, 11.28 PMby sala22

    super cute!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 04.30 PMby pampula

    so pretty, such a nice basic dress with interesting details!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 10.54 AMby aggelicat .)

    really nice! lovin’ it!!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 01.39 AMby schnui

    Great dress Melodym!! You have made it beautifully. I have quite a few patterns from the 70s and I do love having a look at them. Sadly I will never be those sizes again but just looking at them brings back many happy memories.

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      Jan 20, 2012, 02.44 AMby melodym

      Oh, thank you. The cover art on vintage patterns is amazing.

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    Jan 19, 2012, 10.51 PMby Abigail8

    Beautiful! Good job.

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      Jan 20, 2012, 12.05 AMby melodym

      thank you

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