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This dress was made using a vintage year 1970 Simplicity #8851 pattern. My fabric is a lofty poly sweater knit with royal blue, black, and tan squiggly stripes. The pattern I used was missing its instructions, but the dress is basic enough that it was no problem to make. I substituted the pattern’s short sleeves for long bell sleeves from a modern Butterick 4230 pattern. I also resized the pattern, as it was for “Junior’s”, and I had to add in two inches horizontally across the chest to lower the bust, waist, and hip measurements. There are long French style bust darts for gentle shaping and a tab neck closure at the top of a keyhole opening over the chest. My dress is an easy wear, easy care winter favorite which doesn’t spend much time just hanging in my closet! For more info and pictures, please visit my blog – https://seamracer.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/groovy-girl-my-squiggle-striped-1970-sweater-dress/

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