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Posted on:7/14/14 2:42 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 7473 by sewfie65

Simplicity: 7473 by sewfie65  
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
Fabric:Cotton  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Vintage Simplicity

Pattern Sizing:
Size 12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I think for the most part it does.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions were pretty clearly written other than when it came to the buttonholes, it just said "make bound buttonholes"!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I am always drawn too patterns that have design details, I like the pockets in the seams, the bound buttonholes and just the overall crisp look of this pretty timeless look.
The thing I disliked was that the armholes and sleeves were really small-so the next time I would adjust for that. Also, I would adjust the buttonhole placement to a little closer to the center fold on the next go round.
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Fabric Used:
The fabric is a cotton with a sort of linen weave.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The previous owner of this pattern had made adjustments to shorten to a petite which worked out perfectly for me! How often does that happen!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again, next time in a solid that would show more of the details. I would recommend it to others as well.

I really like the pattern and may try to find more vintage patterns from this era.
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sewingcanary said...
IMO vintage patterns were better than today’s. They did things like add small darts at shoulders, neckline and curved the bottom of long sleeves etc. They saw the body more in 3D rather than today’s common computerized 2D. They had more shape in areas that count. Hope you can find more. Happy stitching.
7/27/14 8:38 PM
petro said...
Great result from this vintage pattern!
7/23/14 10:03 AM
crazygrad said...
Wish I could see the final garment more clearly.
7/16/14 1:47 PM
LoriMinnesota said...
I love vintage patterns! This turned out awesome!!
7/16/14 1:00 AM
Keyboard Carol said...
I also made that dress in red way back when. They made sleeves small then, not much ease there. Thanks for the review. You brought back fond memories with that pattern. Good review!
7/15/14 5:27 PM
Jodi Lynn said...
The dress looks great on you!
7/15/14 11:54 AM
ASiverson said...
Love the outcome! Terrific and beautiful!
7/15/14 11:37 AM
DKJ said...
I also used this pattern in college back in the day. I made it with kelly green wool and it was one of my "student teacher" dresses. Still a great pattern.
7/15/14 11:19 AM
ElaineSweet said...
This was one of my favorite patterns in college. I made it out iof bright pink mohair wool and it was great.
7/15/14 0:13 AM
jjhallum said...
Very cute dress. I like your fabric choice. Great job!
7/14/14 6:12 PM
caper81 said...
A rather sophisticated look;) Nice job on your first bound buttonholes too!
7/14/14 4:12 PM
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