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Posted on:3/16/14 4:04 PM
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Fabric:Corduroy  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
This is a Vintage mid-70's pattern. Loose-fitting, back wrapped culotte jumper, has shaped front and back bibs, attached buttoned shoulder straps, shaped patch pockets, ties and topstitching.Designed by Gil Aimbez.

Pattern Sizing:
Missues 8-16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions are really good. They are done in 2 color process, which is different than today's patterns.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I've been going through old boxes of sewing stuff from my Mom's house, and in one of them I found this great pattern. I had a ton of jumpsuit type patterns, and culotte type patterns, but this one was the only one to combine both of these great 70's fashion genres!

Amazingly, in another box, I found the garment that I had actually made back then, and even more amazingly, it still fits!

Fabric Used: Corduroy with a patchwork design

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: It looks like I made it straight from the envelope.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No, I will not be making it again, but I love the idea of it if you can find it.
See all pics on My Blog.

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beanchor said...
How fun is this! I am a sucker for 70's patterns! Great job!
3/16/14 4:51 PM
FreyaStark said...
It is am amazing garment - and even more amazing that you can still fit into it after so many years! Lucky you.
3/16/14 4:52 PM
Bernadette W said...
Annie- I had this pattern-and it looks modern enough for you to wear today! Great find!
3/17/14 10:34 AM
Hilary said...
Oh my!! How cool is that!! :P I love that you found something you made way back when-and how wonderful that it still fits :D It looks really cute too-how fun!
3/18/14 7:15 PM
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