Added Apr 9, 2012
by Pepper Toast
This front wrap dress is made from a pattern from the 70’s, Simplicity 6844, with the intention of making it look like a dress from the 40’s. I purchased it thinking I would prefer a front wrap housedress over a back wrap. I was wrong. This is my muslin using an Ikea duvet cover. It won’t get made in a ‘fashion fabric’ but I will enjoy wearing this very comfortable version.
When I did my pattern alterations I was a bit heavier and less toned (muscle wise! thanks roller derby!). Resulting in this dress being too big and me having to improvise on fit. Also, I shaved some width off the collar and added sleeve cuffs and a cute vintage pocket to take it from the 70’s back to the 40’s (50’s?).
More details on my blog: Sewsewstudio
100% cotton Ikea duvet cover
cotton stay tape
metal swimsuit hook
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