Vintage Simplicity 7120

by timewarpedwoman on October 28, 2012 · 8 comments

in 1930s,1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

So, awhile back, I wanted to make this 1967 dress, from the vintage Simplicity 7120 pattern, which was this one:

But, it ended up being shorter than I was comfortable with, so I did some “fusion cooking” after I saw this dress from the 1930s:

So, I trimmed the dress with a teal colored bias tape, created pleated ruffles (so there wouldn’t be as much gathers as the dress in the picture above; otherwise it would have overwhelmed my frame), and attached them to the dress. The result was this! Note: Please excuse the hair; I was in a big rush.

Overall, I am very happy with my result. By the time everything was over and done with, the dress fit perfectly and hugged every curve. It actually took longer to create the ruffles and attach them, than to assemble the dress itself. If you’re an instant gratification type of girl like me, you’ll probably enjoy this pattern. However, I did not have a bullet bra, and this dress was designed to be worn with that. I dealt with this by tucking the pointy ends of the boob areas of the dress, and then sewed it flat.

 

 

 

 

 

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Linda L October 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Great looking dress! Adding the pleated bottom was a nice save!

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timewarpedwoman November 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thanks! :-)

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EmSewCrazy October 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm

OOh! This turned out super cute! Great alterations!

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timewarpedwoman November 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thank you! I was just so glad that I managed to save it.

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WendyBee October 31, 2012 at 11:05 am

Very cute dress! You look lovely in it. I chuckled over your comment about your hair. I would love to have my hair look that pretty!

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timewarpedwoman November 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Lol. Foam rollers, my friend, foam rollers!

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heather elizabeth November 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

Wicked cute!! It looks great on you!

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timewarpedwoman November 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Thank you! :-)

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