A vintage pattern from Simplicity 9080 from the 70s.
The dress with front tucks and back zipper has stand-up collar, set-in sleeves and optional button trim.
Version 1 I made has self fabric tie ends and mini lenght.
I imagined the mini length dress in a light grey color fabric...
and I found a light cotton grey fabric... but it was a rest fabric, I could become only 1,30 m (1 3/8 yard) so I couldn't make the dress with it :-( ... the dress V.1 for example required 1 7/8 yard!
Whatever ... I made it!
I used all centimetres from the fabric! :-)
I must make some alterations:
- I reduced the height from the collar, the sleevebands and the tie ends by about 2,5cm (1 inch). They are normally twice as much!! But it was fashionable in the 70's!!!
- I wanted a fall dress so I didn't want to sew the short sleeves, but I didn't have enough fabric for the long sleeves, so I used the piece from long sleeves and cute the sleeves in 3/4 length. I sewed the sleeve bands about 30,5 cm (12 inches)
-I made FBA (2,5 cm - 1 inch) too.
I love the front pleats and the strict stand-up collar, and the combination with the tie ends give the dress a casual touch!
I love it! :-)
I used an invisible zipper.
The darts at the shoulders give the dress a very good fit!!
The fall is coming... but I have already the dress for it!