A 1970s Dress for Summer

Added Apr 27, 2011

by tilly-vanilly

London, United K...

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Description

I made this dress using Simplicity 7341 from 1976, in a lovely Japanese double gauze. It has a belt which ties in a bow at the back and – more excitingly – pockets! More details on my blog, Tilly and the Buttons.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Vintage
Material
Other

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    May 2, 2011, 01.52 PMby stephiluna

    Wow! So cute! And I think I actually have this pattern, too; inherited from an aunt. Now I want to make it!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.28 AMby loulourosa

    It’s lovely, I like the way you wear it with the necklace and everything. Very nice!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 07.23 AMby janetheclerk

    this is wonderful! i take it the second photo is of a fancy stitch on your machine that you found a use for? i love it when that happens. i’m very much a straight stitch kind of a girl, but sometimes it just works!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.44 AMby Debby H

    Love the dress and the necklace matches perfectly

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    Apr 28, 2011, 02.26 AMby jamaicanqueen

    Really nice.. I love the fabric!!!!!!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 02.20 AMby cantare

    Oo-hoo how CUTE! What a wonderful fabric! I need to search for lovely prints like that. Or maybe I’ll just go to Japan and get it myself :)

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      Apr 28, 2011, 12.45 PMby tilly-vanilly

      Thanks! The fabric is Nani Iro Fuccra double gauze in eggplant.

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      Apr 28, 2011, 05.21 PMby cantare

      Oo thank you! And I must say I’m SO jealous you live in London.

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    Apr 28, 2011, 01.47 AMby asyter

    I just love it!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 10.17 PMby bennomusik

    Such a lovely dress! The shape of the bodice and sleeves is perfect.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 09.10 PMby alisonrea

    So pretty!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 08.33 PMby zenica

    Very pretty! How difficult was it to sew? I would love to try and put together the long version of it, but am afraid that I am not skilled enough….

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      Apr 28, 2011, 12.46 PMby tilly-vanilly

      Thank you! It was fairly straightforward, not too many pieces, and the only intermediate parts were the gathering at the waist and the zip.

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    Apr 27, 2011, 08.22 PMby kanamithedreamer

    That is such as cute dress!

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