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1967 Chic Wrap-Around Dress

Added Aug 13, 2013

by liaifen

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I found this ponte knit at Mood Fabrics and immediately thought it would be perfect for this 1967 Wrap Around Dress pattern (Simplicity 7572) I had purchased via the Etsy shop, Found Alchemy.

The pattern comes in 3 lengths – mini, knee and ankle. The dress is made from just one piece of fabric so most of the work is finishing the armholes, neckline and hem. Instead of using a “braided trim” as directed -very 60s :) – i just finished the edges with bias tape.

It can be worn with the opening in the front or back. Even though the fabric is ponte knit, the length makes it read more formal, I think.

Can’t wait to find an excuse to wear it!

Material Notes

ponte knit




Fall, Spring
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Mod, Vintage

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    Aug 19, 2013, 03.15 PMby Manic Pop

    I collect 60s 70s sewing catalogs- I can’t resist! This long version is gorgeous. Nice contemporary take on it.

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      Aug 20, 2013, 02.09 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much! I love these decades too – so much fun!

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    Aug 15, 2013, 02.51 PMby barmaglot

    I love the fabric choice! Very interesting dress!

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      Aug 16, 2013, 12.41 PMby liaifen

      Thank you! I do love these “one-piece” patterns :)

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    Aug 15, 2013, 03.44 AMby mwklaw

    The fabric colours and print are perfect for the style! It’s not easy to come across a knit fabric with nice geometric pattern.

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      Aug 16, 2013, 12.40 PMby liaifen

      I know what you mean – when I saw this knit, I just had to have it!

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    Aug 14, 2013, 04.14 PMby cathysews

    This is stunning, I love everything about it, it looks soooo modern. Fabulous

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    • Slipintosomethingalittle_large

      Aug 16, 2013, 12.39 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much!

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    Aug 14, 2013, 07.07 AMby Mary Athey

    tbis is gorgeous, very 60’s but modern with the fabric. i can just picture elizabeth taylor wafting round a cocktail party in this x

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      Aug 14, 2013, 12.06 PMby liaifen

      Thank you so much! I must remember to channel Elizabeth when I wear it! ;)

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    Aug 14, 2013, 06.23 AMby soozy

    What a great fabric for this dress. I love those colours on you.

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      Aug 14, 2013, 12.05 PMby liaifen

      Thank you! I just fell in love with this print as soon as I saw it… and it’s a knit – a win win :)

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    Aug 13, 2013, 11.37 PMby Manic Pop

    This is great! I actually have photos of when it was featured as a pattern in a McCall’s sewing catalog in 1968! http://manicpopthrilled.blogspot.com/2013/04/mccalls-sewing-catalogs-from-1968.html

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      Aug 14, 2013, 12.12 AMby liaifen

      OMG What a fantastic spread! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m itching to make the mini version now!

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      Aug 14, 2013, 07.05 AMby Mary Athey

      thanks nicole for putting the photos on your blog. i’d love to get my hands on old cataloges from the 5 0’s abd 60’s. i hyperventilate as well especially if ’m away on holiday and find a fabric shop lol x

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