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Strappy Seventies Sundress

Added Jan 15, 2011

by molly-sews

Chicago, Illinoi...






I made this from a 70s pattern. It has cool straps, in the front and back, that make it unique. It was also my first try at putting in padded bra cups, since you would not be able to wear a bra with it. Overall, I am pretty happy with it. I also handpicked the zipper, which I am loving lately.

Many more pictures and a patten cover on my blog

Material Notes

Blue cotton with tiny white flowers, bra cups, zipper.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Aug 3, 2011, 08.26 PMby teresa5562

    I found pattern on Etsy but the pattern fron says size Size 5JP Bust 31 I think I am about the same size as you but am afraid it will be to small I am 34b bust line. Did you add to the pattern or were the sizes much different then?

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      Aug 3, 2011, 08.30 PMby molly-sews

      You could always add a bit to the side seams, and then it wouldn’t affect the neckline. Mine was a 34 and I took a lot out of the sides, but I’m a 32

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    Aug 3, 2011, 01.51 PMby teresa5562

    Any chance you could do a pdf. pattern for us. I live in Florida and could make a dozen of these.

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      Aug 3, 2011, 08.18 PMby molly-sews

      it’s mccalls 4534 from the 70s

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    Jan 16, 2011, 06.14 PMby libra-s

    Very pretty!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 04.25 PMby allygally

    Great job on this, I love it! I think I’m going to make the same dress for my sister’s wedding! Thanks for posting!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 11.55 AMby lienepien

    Like your dress! Also the fabric I think is really sweet!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 04.59 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I love the straps! Nice dress.

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    Jan 16, 2011, 12.20 AMby tiger-lily

    Love the interesting neckline/back. It seems to fit you really well, too.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 11.00 PMby sewhappy-1

    Love the straps!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 10.40 PMby marissabee

    Ooooh, so lovely! And it fits you like a glove.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 10.18 PMby meegie-moo

    I love it! what a nice design and it looks really well made. Congrats on such a nice dress.

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