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  • Model wearing 1970s dress in two lengths, and scarf made from Simplicity 9164 pattern
  • Model wearing 1970s dress in two lengths, and scarf made from Simplicity 9164 pattern
  • Model wearing 1970s dress in two lengths, and scarf made from Simplicity 9164 pattern
  • Model wearing 1970s dress in two lengths, and scarf made from Simplicity 9164 pattern
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Dawn & Gill

    70s Versatile Dress Pattern

    The dress with back zipper, midriff section, low round neckline and short raglan sleeves has elastic casing at neck and sleeve edges. V. 1 has daisy trim. V. 2 features embroidered braid or ribbon and looped braid trim. V. 5 has crochet-type lace edging. V. 3 & 6 feature contrasting midriff with button and lacing trim. V. 4 & 5 have button trimmed contrasting midriff. V. 1, 2, 3 & 4 are mini-length. V. 5 & 6 are maxi-length. The scarf is triangle shaped.

    Offered here as: Paper Pattern and the Original pattern. This pattern is also available as a PDF download.

    Size Guide

    Vintage Size: 12
    Bust: 34” (86.4cm)
    Waist: 25 ½” (64.8cm)
    Hip – 9” below waist: 36” (91.4cm)
    Back – neck to waist: 16 ¼” (41.3cm)

    Sewing Notions

    Thread, seam binding or stretch lace, 18” neckline zipper. View 3 and 6: Eight 3/8” buttons. View 4 and 5: Five 3/8” buttons.

    Fabric Amount Guide

    View 1 or 2 Dress
    35” or 36” without nap, 2 5/8 yds.
    44” or 45” without nap, 2 1/8 yds.
    View 1 Daisy trim 1” wide, 3 ½ yds.
    View 2 Embroidered braid or ribbon trim
    1 ¼” wide, 2 5/8 yds.
    View 2 Looped braid trim 1” wide, 5 1/8 yds.
    View 3, 4 Dress
    35” 362 with or without nap, 2 3/8 yds.
    44” or 45” without nap, 2 1/8 yds.
    View 5 or 6 Dress
    35” or 36” with or without nap, 3 3/8 yds.
    44” or 45” without nap, 3 1/8 yds.
    58” or 60” without nap, 2 ¼ yds.
    View 3, 4, 5 or 6 Contrasting Midriff
    35” or 36” with or without nap, ¼ yd.
    44” or 45” with or without nap, ¼ yd.
    v. 5 Crochet-type lace edging 3” wide, 4 7/8 yds.
    View 3 or 6 – ¼” wide ribbon or braid for lacing – 1 yd.
    All Views Midriff Interfacing Woven or non-woven fabric
    25” fabric, ½ yd.
    32”, 35” or 36” fabric, ½ yd.
    All Views Elastic ¼” wide, 1 7/8 yds.
    Scarf – ¾ yd. of 35”, 36”, 44”, 45”, 58” or 60” with or without nap.
    Garment Measurements
    Finished back length of dress v. 1, 2, 3, 4, 36 ¼”
    Finished back length of dress v. 5, 6, 54 ¼”
    Width of lower edge of dress v. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Width of lower edge of dress v. 5, 6

    9 pieces pattern

    Recommended Fabrics

    Soft fabrics such as Broadcloth, Challis, Synthetic Surah and Gingham. See our Fabric Partners

    Skill Level

    Beginner / Intermediate

    What You Will Receive

    You will receive a true to scale reproduction sewing pattern printed on A0 premium paper, along with instructions, and a full-colour front cover. Your pattern will arrive, in a clear resealable envelope for easy storage.

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