Simplicity 1365

This is view D of Simplicity 1365 that I made for their Sewing Challenge this year. It’s from their 1970’s vintage range. It is fully lined and the back is high enough that you can wear a strapless bra with it.

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More retro than vintage I think

I spotted the pink gingham at my local Fabricland and thought it was delightfully retro…or maybe it just reminded me of school uniforms. I paired it with a plain pink cotton from my stash.

I didn’t make any major changes to the pattern. I lengthened the peplum by a few centimetres and changed the straps so the two sections that form the strap lined up with the side seam….almost, I forgot about the other seam allowance so I’m 1.5cm out.

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Pesky seam allowances

O well! I also changed out the buttons and used pearl topped snaps instead.

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How to avoid buttonholes

When I was finished it still seamed a little undone so I added topstitching all around to make it look a bit more pro.

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The all important rear view

The pattern itself was nice and straightforward and would be suitable for a beginner.  I’m tempted to have a go at view b.

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Simplicity 1365