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Wrap dress (vintage Simplicity 7705)

Added Oct 17, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






This dress is made with vintage 1976 Simplicity 7705 pattern, size 10. It’s for bust 32.5 inches so I should have used size 8. But as this is a wrap dress, I was hoping that an additional inch won’t make too big a difference.

From the pattern envelope: “Misses’ Jiffy® Wrap Dress in two lengths: The long or short dress with bodice softly gathered to skirt has collar, long set-in sleeves with button trimmed cuffs and self-tie belt.” I made view A, the short dress, the hem is shortened quite a lot. The bodice and sleeves are also shortened.

The pattern calls for hooks and eye closure with the tie belt as a separate piece. Instead of hooks and eye, I attached the tie belt on the front bodice and left a hole on the side seams for it to go through.

The fabric was found in a small fabric store who sells lots of out of print fabric in low prices, so I’m not sure what the content is. It feels like wool jersey and drapes beautifully. The fabric was cheap, as all the fabrics in that store, and I bought it to make a muslin as I wasn’t sure if I would look okay in a wrap dress.

I think I will make an SBA (small bust adjustment) next time I make this dress again, but other than that the fit is fine. After trying on the dress, I was convinced that every woman should own at least one DVF style wrap dress!

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Material Notes

printed wool jersey




Garment Type

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    Oct 26, 2011, 05.02 PMby turtlegirl00

    this is GREAT! i love wrap dresses, but this fabric is perfect!! and the length of this is fun! excellent job!

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    Oct 18, 2011, 11.56 PMby daughterfish


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    Oct 18, 2011, 04.09 AMby smallone

    OMG I luuurve this!!

    Was just looking at a DVF print maxi wrap with a collar …..and thinking come on that could be made (if I had any sewing time which right now i dont unfortunately)…you have done such a wonderful job with this great fabric for the pattern looks retro but super stylish!!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 03.23 PMby carottesauvage

    This printed fabric is perfect!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 08.14 AMby madebymeg

    ooh i love it!

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    Oct 17, 2011, 07.46 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a lovely dress and the material looks wounderful! so stylish and perfect!

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