In Progress: Simplicity 7705 – 1970’s Jiffy Wrap Dress (DVF Knock-Off)
I am currently working on a great 1970’s vintage wrap dress (Simplicity 7705). This pattern is a knock-off of the classic Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress, so I am eager to see how it turns out.
I bought the pattern when I was searching for the DVF Vogue 1549 pattern. Actually, I bought two patterns because I am out of control obsessive when it comes to patterns. I bought the first one on Ebay and then I bought another one shortly thereafter on Etsy (it was uncut and the price was irresistible :).
I am making it out of a fabric I found at Fabric World in Stone Mountain, GA that feels like jersey knit. So far, I have constructed the bodice and attached the funky 70’s collar.
I have also constructed the cuffs and tie belt, so I should be able to knock out the skirt and the rest of the dress over the weekend. I had hoped to work on it tonight, but it’s after midnight and I’m almost ready for bed.
By the way, this is my first official blog photo of one of my garments on my new dress form! (I’m not ashamed to admit that I wrote this post because I wanted to have an excuse to take photos of my new sewing buddy). Oh yeah, and I suppose I should actually share an actual sewing project every now and then (even if it’s incomplete :).