A 70’s summer dress

I am not shy about declaring my love for 70’s patterns. It can be a little hit and miss but for every leisure suit there is a dress like this. I snapped this pattern (Simplicity 6979) and fabric up from a big Craigslist score a few months back.


While visiting NYC I found a fortuitously matching graffiti wall and snapped away. You can find more info and photos on my blog.


• Meet the Author • heatherlou

Montreal based commercial interior designer & novice sewist. Obsessed with vintage patterns, bright colour and graphic prints. Trying to replace shopping with sewing. Best hobby ever.

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7 comments… add one

  • Absolutely fabulous! Love the zip, the fabric, the gathered front, the contrast top- all of it, really!

  • Great dress and background!

  • Beautiful dress and looks like you nailed the fit!! The exposed zipper is a nice modern touch!

  • Thank you ladies! It’s quickly becoming a favourite.

  • This looks absolutely amazing!

  • Normally I’m not a fan of the exposed zipper but you’ve totally won me over here. I love this and the straps are perfect.

  • Cute pics and style! :D

    With love,Mia


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