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This dress reminded me of a Mary Tyler Moore or a Jacke O dress. I’m nothing like either style icon so I acknowledge that it’s all in my head.

Trying to look like a 1960s pose

Anyway, this fabric is a $1 Cue remnant from Pitt Trading. The dress is Butterick 3833. The trim is leftover shirting fabric cut on the bias.

This dress was supposed to be a test but it was fitting well (with a few tweaks and comments from my sewing/fashion bloggers) so I decided to make it an official dress.

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Mary Tyler Moore was the 70′s girl to me. This style is definitely something she would have worn in the office working for Mr Grant, sitting next to Murray and listening to Ted rant on about himself.

I bought the fabric from Pitt Trading. They sell pre-loved fabric stashes so I’d like to think this fabric was from the same era.

When I wore this to work this dress bought some nostalgia to my work colleagues too.

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I recently started using vintage patterns and this dress was the first part of my vintage journey.
Simplicity 4859 style would be a cool addition to any summer wardrobe.
This 1974  pattern was one my big sister left me years ago when she gave up sewing.

Simplicity 4859

My first ever vintage dress

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