Hi, this is me in a jumper dress I made recently using Simplicity 6555 from 1966.
I really like the shaping on the front bodice. I needed to move the bust darts down slightly on my muslin. Glad I made one! I only made a bodice muslin and only half of one at that. But it was enough to check for fit. The fabric looks a bit shiny thanks to my camera flash. In real life it isn’t so shiny.
The back is quite simple but I’m pleased with the fit. I used an invisible zip as I prefer the clean line they give.
This is my copy of the pattern. The envelope is a little ‘dog eared’ but the pattern itself is OK.
I made a different belt to on the pattern. I used the instructions on ‘Jennifer Lauren Vintage’ Bow belt tutorial. I think it finishes off this dress perfectly. It makes it a bit cute but not too cute!
I’d like to make this dress again but for summer. I may play around with the bodice pieces as it could be interesting… using stripes maybe?