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Seventies Stripes (Simplicity 5497)

September 11, 2017

 

 

 

I made up this 1970s era dress because I’m fond of the contrasting white collar and cuffs. ¬†Overall I’m very pleased with how it turned out: it fits well, is comfortable to wear, and was inexpensive to make, since I bought the fabric for less than a dollar a yard at Michael Levine’s Loft in the fabric district in Los Angeles, and the buttons on the cuffs were bought at the thrift store. ¬†My only changes were to leave off the waist-ties so it will be easier to wear with cardigans and jackets when the weather finally cools off, and to lengthen and widen the skirt to be more comfortable to wear and walk in.

For more photos and details, please visit the sewing blog that I share with my husband: Mr and Mrs Rat

  1. You have a lovely style and sew exceptionally well. You demonstrate just how beautifully these vintage patterns sew up. Well done!

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