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Simplicity 1975 Sundress
Would love to have this pattern again
epiphanytoo
epiphanytoo
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Date: 7/18/12 3:38 PM


This pattern is EASY to distinguish because it has one of the first Black supermodels (Beverly Johnson) modeling the dress on the pattern cover.
It is such a simple dress: A-Line, Banded bodice (about 8" wide band, so ends just above the bust) and straps that cross in the back.
Easy to make, flattering to EVERY figure, looks great in many different fabrics.
I left it in Europe when I moved away from a sad love affair! Left all my patterns and I've regretted that ever since!
Thanks if anyone remembers this...
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Date: 7/18/12 4:34 PM

Since it is from the 1970s, you may have some luck browsing on the vintage pattern wiki. If you could remember the company it would help you tremendously in your search. Good luck!

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epiphanytoo
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In reply to talesofawannabe

Date: 7/23/12 12:30 PM

Thanks - I will look. I have been looking online for at least two years - not to mention like, forever in yard sales and Goodwills!
It is a SIMPLICITY.
Thanks, epiphanytoo
Aprilrose76
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Date: 10/2/12 0:19 AM

I think you mean Simplicity 7454. There's one on ebay right now!
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Date: 10/2/12 9:18 PM

Quote: Aprilrose76
I think you mean Simplicity 7454. There's one on ebay right now!

I saw the cover, I made that pattern in the day, I loved it!

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My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 10, and I've been sewing ever since.

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Date: 10/2/12 9:22 PM

I was curious so looked it up on Vintage Pattern Wiki:



S7454 vintage

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Morphology: Petite at 1m53 (5'), Burda size altered 19 or altered 38, Big 4 size 10 or 12 depending on ease;
Alterations: Petite, Narrow Shoulders, Slim Arms, Narrow waist, Increase Back Crotch Depth. Considering: Forward Neck/Rounded Upper Back, Slight Swayback;
Style: Feminine, Colorful, Fitted, Clean lines;
Favorite Garment type: Dress;
Favorite Colors: Purple, Navy, Brown, Shocking Pink, Coral, Aqua;
Favorite Fibers, Weaves or Patterns: Cotton, Linen, Cotton Silk blend, Seersucker, Swiss Dot, Lawn, Denim, Stripes, Chevron, Window pane Plaid, Bias;
Blog : http://fashionmate.blogspot.com
Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/lakaribane/

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Date: 10/3/12 8:56 PM

I can't PM, but if someone sees this and can PM the original poster about the pattern on ebay, that would be awesome!
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Date: 10/4/12 8:56 AM

Yep! And it looks like all three sizes of the pattern are up on eBay, even!

small

medium

large
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Date: 10/4/12 9:03 AM

I had this dress!!! Green with flower print. I wore it forever. I don't have the pattern though, I lost all my things in 1981.
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