Added Feb 13, 2012
Back in the 60s and 70s Simplicity ran a ‘Designer Fashion’ line of patterns which were, shall we say.. inspired by the leading fashion designers of the day. This dress is is made from one such pattern, the Simplicity 7705 Jiffy wrap dress. It was the third dress I made and I prepared a sloper and adjusted the heck out of the pattern (its a size down from my size and had so much ease I had to size it down further). I used a vintage bedsheet my Nan had given me when I left home for Uni, t was so pretty she never used it and I couldn’t bear to use it as a sheet either so I sewed it up into a dress.
Vintage Simplicity 7705 from SpessariteSole on Etsy
A vintage bedsheet from my Nan
Regular presser foot
Brother NS-20 sewing machine
I was using my trusty travel iron too .. so much pain..
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