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coral & grey empire // simplicity #7472

Added Jun 7, 2010

by smbriones

Chicago, Illinoi...






this empire waist dress is from vintage simplicity pattern #7472 from 1967 (pattern photo:, but with some changes. the pattern is very small so i had to make adjustments so that i could use it. I cut it a little larger and added the trim/sewn on belt around the waist and also left off the sleeves. i know there are imperfections and i would like to make a better one sometime, but i think it came out okay. i’ve heard how difficult jersey is to work with, and i have to agree. it was pretty frustrating! :) thanks for looking!

Material Notes

1/2 yard coral/cream striped cotton, 1 yd heather grey jersey knit, 1 vintage melon zipper.




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 10, 2010, 08.31 AMby paunnet

    I LOVE the color combination and everything about this dress!

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    Jun 9, 2010, 02.26 PMby edieg1

    I think it’s really pretty. The colour combo is inspired.

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    Jun 9, 2010, 02.09 PMby mischi

    And the extra details — like the grey top stitching were a lovely thought! Great eye for colour!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 07.28 PMby holasoylulu


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    Jun 8, 2010, 08.05 AMby laurwyn

    Indeed, jersey is hell to work with! BUT IT IS WORTH IT IN THE END! I REALLY LIKE YOUR DRESS, IT LOOKS SO COMFY!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 07.00 AMby sabzarap

    Realy love the design of your dress, it is a greate combination of fabric and color!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 05.21 AMby steph6467

    Love it. I think it’s the color/fabric combo that makes it a winner. Perfect for your coloring!!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.33 AMby carolyn-s

    this is gorgeous, I love it. The combination of fabrics is so pretty and works beautifully!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 03.41 AMby slj1224

    very cute!!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 01.24 AMby Ophelia K

    Color combination caught my eye. Also wearing boots is such a perfect idea with this dress!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 12.02 AMby kimboat

    super sweet

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    Jun 7, 2010, 11.07 PMby mrs. mw

    Very cool, surprising combo of fabrics :-) nice job.

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    Jun 7, 2010, 09.02 PMby mry

    Great combination of fabrics and it looks pretty on you!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 09.00 PMby Rachel Parish

    i love the color combination. definitely pretty =)

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