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1970 Vintage Copycat: Simplicity 8722

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.

About the author: 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?

{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Amanda January 22, 2012, 4:10 pm

    This is super cute!

  • threadsquare January 24, 2012, 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, 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, 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.

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