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Convertible 70s Drawstring Dress

Added May 25, 2017

by nrobson

Akl, New Zealand

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Description

Convertible Drawstring Dress – Quick! Butterick 6135 Fast & Easy c1976

This vintage pattern was a nice simple sew, even if the fabric being stretch jersey was a little difficult to control, but I (eventually lol) found out that using the correct stretch needle can mean the difference. The dress can be worn in 3 different ways: strapless (with a front tied bow), halter neck (with ties crossing at front), and one shoulder (with one arm through the keyhole/slit). I found this pile of print jersey in the op-shop for a couple of bucks; this is a cooling number for wearing at the beach bar. Location: Apia

Material Notes

stretch jersey with floral/abstract print (4-way stretch), medium elastic x2 (for top edge & waist)

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Beach, Bohemian
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 16, 2017, 03.37 PMby nrobson

    you can’t see the ‘3-in-1’ variations here that clearly in my photos, but it was a sweltering hot day, I couldn’t focus lol; they were just taken on my hols overseas. quite surprised that the jersey fabric felt cool and slinky against the skin, however at times I had to lift the hem up when sitting, the temperature in samoa was that hot!

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    May 30, 2017, 06.36 AMby Mary Athey

    I love this and I love the pattern you used. How clever to have 3 dresses in one .smashing dresx x

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      May 30, 2017, 09.16 PMby nrobson

      thanks so much lovely Mary! a clever pattern, I quite like the one shoulder =D x

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    May 29, 2017, 08.08 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    I want this dress !!!

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      May 30, 2017, 09.16 PMby nrobson

      thanks so much honey! give me a bell any time if u want i’ll send u the pattern =D x

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    May 29, 2017, 07.16 PMby TeenyUK

    Two dresses for a buck each! What’s not to like, eh?!

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      May 30, 2017, 09.14 PMby nrobson

      thank you honey! =D

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    May 28, 2017, 05.27 PMby liliv-1

    Cool! You should make more versions of this!

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      May 28, 2017, 05.43 PMby nrobson

      that is a very good idea as the style is very versatile,,Thanks so much sweet lilv! :D

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    May 27, 2017, 09.09 AMby Stacyco

    Cool print! Awesome summer dress!

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      May 28, 2017, 02.36 AMby nrobson

      thanks so much Stacyco =Dx

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    May 26, 2017, 08.57 PMby Paola Setolier

    Such a beautiful dress! Makes me want to sew myself a maxi dress too :)

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      May 28, 2017, 02.36 AMby nrobson

      Thank you very much Paola! so happy to hear this =P x

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    May 26, 2017, 11.11 AMby Beccki

    Love the adaptability of this dress, its a great pattern and it looks fantastic on you.

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      May 28, 2017, 02.35 AMby nrobson

      Thanks so much Beccki darl! Most appreciated =D

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    May 26, 2017, 09.26 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is Lovely ♥ What a great variation! :)

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      May 28, 2017, 02.35 AMby nrobson

      Thank you also Ellen- I really like how it can be adjusted to three diff looks! ♡

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    May 26, 2017, 04.45 AMby Maria Hayek

    Very cool summery piece Nadia! Love the vibrant colors :)

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      May 28, 2017, 02.34 AMby nrobson

      thanks so much Maria! i have received other comments on the colors too, they like the fabric a lot =)x

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    May 26, 2017, 03.14 AMby izbott

    This is awesome! I tink you are gold for you vay-kay! Its so lovely! Charity shops are the best for cool fabrics.

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      May 28, 2017, 02.34 AMby nrobson

      I thank you so much izbott; It is a bonus to score cool obscure prints from charity stores, defo! x

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