Vintage Simplicity 7239

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I love the design details of vintage patterns even if I don’t sew from them very often. Most of the vintage patterns that I buy are mainly for the artwork or in hope to preserve it for the future. Digging my stash to separate my favourites for a feature wall I stumbled on simplicity 7239. A true 60’s pattern featuring front and back seams, extended neckline, raglan sleeves and sleeve head dart. I immediately felt the need to make it with a gorgeous knit (not available anymore). I was hoarding this fabric for a wrap dress. I actually saw a Boden wrap dress with this exact print. Lucky I have enough left to make a copycat dress. Fabric is from the Sweet Mercerie. Great fabrics from France. Good quality for the price and interesting prints.  The dress was simple and fun to sew. Jersey dresses tend to last longer on my closet because they wear well most of the year. Nether-less to say how comfortable they are! The pattern is for woven but I already talked about how I make woven to knit swap.voguepatterndress24 voguepatterndress22 voguepatterndress26 voguepatterndress11

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My shoes are actually vintage from the 70’s. I probably own it for 17 years. How i love shoes. They always fit independent how old they are.

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  • Beth_SunnyGalStudio

    cute dress – but the shoes – LOVE! great outfit.

  • NickyB

    Great dress, I love the change of direction of pattern on the sleeves

  • Great dress and shoes! A wrap dress will be wonderful in that fabric.

  • Tomasa

    Love the print and those shoes are fabulous!

  • idaaidasewing.wordpress.com

    what a pretty dress Rachel and you’ve combined it perfectly with those beautiful shoes! I didn’t know I’m a vintage kind of person before starting sewing 🙂

    • Thanks dear. It was a fun project. The dress is loose but because of the clever seaming its shaped around the body. I really loved the effect

    • thank you dear

  • Patricia Grundy

    Love the dress, love the shoes, love the fabric! Love everything.

  • This fabric print is so gorgeous and great for the style.

  • This dress took me back to 1970 – my six grade teacher caused a scandal wearing a geometric mini with towering platform heels to school. My wholehearted approval was was my first moment of fashion consciousness. Go Rachel!

  • Myra

    Very pretty dress and love the fabric!

  • Very pretty and very mod!