Added Sep 17, 2012
So I got a new job last year in the very corporate arm of a large company and I just cannot restrict myself to black suits everyday while I see people from IT in t shirts and people from marketing in funky clothes. So I figured I need to stock up on some “nice” work dresses that will keep me looking business-y but without suppressing my love of colour and creativity
In my mums pattern stash I found Simplicity 7263 from 1976. it was a pretty simple pattern. the first go I made it a bit too small and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th I got the sizing to a comfy size.
It features 3 buttons on the yoke and a little tie waist. No zipper though, so you have to pull it over your head – hence why small sizing is not ideal!
see more at my blog Sewing The 60s
I made this in a Green/Brown patterned cotton, green splotchy pattern, Seersucker (how good is seersucker?) and plain navy cotton.
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