1970 Vintage Copycat: Simplicity 8722

by Sew Melodic on January 22, 2012 · 6 comments

in 1970s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Sewing Objective: create that cute striped number with
the retro cut out neckline.
It is no secret that I am mad about 60’s mod looks. I
flipped when I found this pattern Simplicity 7288 dated 1970 in my archive. The
style of the views shift on
 the front the envelope. The design is quite basic, a
line shape french darts yet the hem goes from mod late 60’s mini to 70’s mindi
to boho maxi in a flash.

At any rate I loved the stripe button combo and could
not help to vintage copycat the look. I found this cotton stripe plain weave
some time ago from the mecca: fabric.com – $1.95 per yard awesome section. It was quite
sheer, or what I refer to as a blessing to fully line! So off I went with some
cotton lawn remnants. Thus a lovely early spring in the Midwest Mock Mod frock, that implemented some
cute little buttons and a vintage zip from my stash.

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I love to sew...anything, but I really love a dress with amazing construction. I have been sewing since I was a child. In high school I stumbled upon vintage frocks and a love of polka dots and peplums. Did I mention that I adore vintage sewing patterns and have a habit of hoarding them?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda January 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

This is super cute!


melodym January 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

Thank you!


threadsquare January 24, 2012 at 9:00 am

I love this little number! Also, this is the exact fabric I’ve been searching for! How long ago did you purchase it? Didn’t see anything like it on fabric.com last week.


Anonymous January 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hello and thank you. I am sorry but the fabric was purchased well over a year ago. I have the worst habit of hoarding sewing supplies. As my sewing ideas are grander than my process kind of like my eyes bigger than my belly type of situation!


sorbetsurprise January 25, 2012 at 7:24 am

Ah I love it! If I had that pattern I would also have had to make the striped dress. I have a real thing for black and white stripes.


melodym January 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

Thank you. Gotta love stripes


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