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I Couldn’t Resist Buying This 1970’s Vintage Top & Dress Pattern Before Going to Bed

20 January 2011 4 Comments

Even though I wrote in my last post a few minutes ago (about the vintage wrap dress I am working on) that I was going to bed, I had the 70’s on my mind, so I decided to hop on Etsy for a quick peek at the latest vintage patterns before hitting the sack. I really liked this cute McCalls top/dress pattern, so I snatched it up.

I think the maxi dress will look cute when I rock my natural hair in a big curly ‘fro.  I’m thinking about altering the pattern to give the collar a more dramatic 1970’s look similar to the wrap dress, but I’m not sure if that would be too much going on along with the shoulder ties. What do you think?

Okay, it’s 1:25AM. Now I’m really off to bed!

Here are the details:

McCall’s 6090 Misses Maxi Dress or Top Sleeveless

Misses’ Dress or Top Sleeveless, pullover dress or top has tie belts included in front seams, drawstrings in shoulder casings and front bands cut in one with collar; buttons and self fabric loops are optional.

Size 10 12 small
Bust 32 34
Waist 25 26 ½
Hip 34 ½ 36
Back Waist Length 16 16 ¼
Year: 1978

Pattern is Vintage New and Uncut

Related posts:

New Vintage 1976 Dress Pattern from Etsy! (S7805)
In Progress: Simplicity 7705 - 1970's Jiffy Wrap Dress (DVF Knock-Off)
New Vintage Pattern: Simplicity 4228


  • CallMeSu said:

    OMG this pattern is TOO DIE!! I could see myself wearing all the views in bright summer colors! I love!

  • Carla (author) said:

    I appreciate your enthusiasm. I like all of the views, too. I love 70’s patterns.

  • Judi Anderson-Plessis said:

    It as if there are not enough hours in the day to get to all the projects, i’m salivating over this one! I need a vacation with an island and my sewing machine!

  • Carla (author) said:

    Thanks, Judi. I need a sewing vacation, too. I haven’t made anything since May :(

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