Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Simplicity 7048 With a Groovy Fabric

I really do enjoy a good retro or vintage pattern, and this one popped out of my pattern cupboard at me. I also remembered some 70's style cotton I had stashed away. I think the two are a perfect match.

I remember Mom wearing these dresses when I was little and I've been wanting to make a few of my own with handy pockets and a bit of a shorter hemline. 

I added a pocket to the left front bodice piece.

I also trimmed the generous 70's collar to a peter pan shape and removed some of the seam allowance  to thin it out a bit.

I'll probably wear the collar open but I think it will also be adorable closed with a pin.

I really love the shape of this dress. The waist and shoulder darts are perfectly placed. I did shorten the sleeves and may add a same fabric tie belt too. Not sure yet. I'm also still deciding on the button style. Might have to make some out of Fimo?

What's your favorite vintage/retro pattern?