Looking for 1970’s Dress Pattern

I’m trying to find a modern pattern equivelent for the dress in the image below.

I’d be happy if I could even find the correct ‘shape’ to cut out to get that 1970’s collar. But I can’t find a tutorial anywhere….surely someones done it before.

I’m hoping you can help me. I think I can use my shirtdress pattern (I’ll have to compromise with a button down the front) but its the collar I always have trouble with….if I can get me a basic 1970s blouse shape It would give me a base to work from.

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12 comments… add one

  • I have simplicity 9361 from 1971 which looks kind of like it.

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  • sorry, I hit enter instead of tab……..I can the collar scan it and email it to you

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  • have you tried Etsy for any vintage shirt dress patterns or dresses with a v-neck from 1970? you can add the collar to it later. it could also be possible to draft it yourself. even if you just get some cooking paper and hold that against yourself in the mirror and roughly draw it.
    That’s probably the best way to get that extreme point on the collar though – buying the actual complete pattern

    70s patterns on Etsy are cheap and there’s plenty of them!

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  • Here is your collar. Just overlay the bodice of a zippered aline shirtwaist.
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/35162457/simplicity-6436-belted-tunicshirt-mod?ref=related-0

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    • The back of the pattern envelope of this one shows the shape of the collar very clearly if you click on the last thumbnail.

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  • Sarah Jane! Doctor Who! Are you planning a cosplay outfit? It’s a cute dress and looks comfortable. I look forward to seeing your finished dress!

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    • Yes I’m going to london film and comicon. my cousin is going as 4th doctor so I’m going as sarah jane.

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  • I have Vogue 2686 from the 70’s that looks very similar, I actually have two copies, and will gladly post you one of them if you’d like?

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  • The Winifred pattern by Blue Ginger Doll might be what you’re looking for. It’s a contemporary pattern with vintage flair and very similar silhouette to this.

    http://bluegingerdoll.com/collections/new-sewing-patterns/products/the-winifred-dress-pdf-pattern

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  • Butterick 4155 is very similar. It’s available at MOMSPatterns:
    http://www.momspatterns.com/inc/sdetail/516/110841

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  • Thanks for all the answers. Its helped a lot.
    I’m going to make a ‘blouse’ to practice my collar size with and sleeves first before tackling the dress. :)

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