Simplicity 3673

by Inkdork on May 5, 2013 · 8 comments

in 1950s,Dresses,Jumpers / Pinafores

I chose View A on the right.

Simplicity 3673 is a pattern I picked up because of its retro styling. I loved the idea of a jumper, but decided to just wear it as a dress once I finished it. This was one of the easiest patterns I have ever sewn, and I am beyond pleased with how it turned out- it looks just like the envelope images.

This dress is of a style I have wanted to wear for a long time, but wasn’t able to try until I had lost a lot of weight, and I’m happy to say I love it!

I used some deep wine cotton broadcloth I had in my stash or some time, making this a great $15 dress. I love when I get something so good for such a small investment!

I followed the directions almost all the way through, and only made one small change to the dress, and that was to add a large button to the center of the faux bow on the front.

Stop by my sewing blog here and see more photos of the dress.

Excuse my wrinkles, please!

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Ciao May 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Certo che lo potevi pure stirare prima di indossarlo…..


Inkdork May 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Yes, I am aware it needs an ironing… That’s on hold until I have somewhere I can actually iron. ;)


Ciao May 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Mi piacciono i tuoi abiti :)
Puoi usare direttamente il tavolo da pranzo per stirare, magari stendendovi prima un asciugamano per non rovinarlo :) Io faccio così!


Inkdork May 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Thank you!

That’s true. :) I just have a habit of leaving my stuff all over the table- trying to keep everything contained in my craft room! I did order a small tabletop board last night. I will have it on Wednesday. :)


Patrice May 5, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Very nice, and congratulations on losing weight!


Inkdork May 5, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Thank you! 65 pounds down and 35 more to go!


Gail May 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Great style for your pretty new figure !


Inkdork May 6, 2013 at 2:58 am

Thank you Gail! :)


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