Finished! Foxy 70’s Dress. (And a Pre-view!)

My current personal aesthetic is best summed up as Mom-from-the-70’s and I couldn’t be happier with it.  My closet has been slowly trending that way, that it, until now. . .

If you remember, this is what we had to start with.  I found this fabric in the clearance at my fabric store, and I knew I had to dig through my stash of vintage patterns until I found something to bring it to life.  I knew this was the one the moment I saw it.  It’s from 1970 on the dot and because I’m a little dense, I didn’t get enough fabric to make the full length in view one.  Luckily I’m just short enough to get away with a dramatically shorter hemline.

The raw ingredients

I did my best to get a straight picture, but I nearly died trying to perch myself on the stepladder to get the whole dress in the frame.   What you don’t get to see is me dancing to the 70’s playlist I found on Spotify, and that’s for the better, trust me.

Her Royal Thighness

Not exactly in keeping with my mom look, now is it?  I love everything about this dress, even if it is a little uncomfortable to wear.  I’m guessing a size 12 in 1970 is a little different from a size 12 today.  A little shapewear never killed anybody.

Now to the new stuff!  I went on a little shopping spree and finally bought the patterns I need for the project I have planned for September.  Oh, and one completely ill-advised impulse purchase.

This is the third Truly Victorian pattern for me, I haven’t had a single issue with them yet!  The Folkwear is a new publisher for me, but these two patterns looked really versatile to me, and I think I’ll be able to use them as a base for future projects.  And now for the bad-idea. . .


What am I thinking?

I hope, at some point, to make this.  The patterns come on a CD, along with detailed instructions as supplementary information.  If the seller were to send it all in physical media it would be reams and reams of paper.  If you are interested, or even just mildly curious, here’s the shop.  I really recommend checking it out, even if you’re just window shopping.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily Kitsch says:

    I LOVE the dress!!! It looks so awesome and so authentic! You did an amazing job. 😀 I’m really looking forward to your next projects! And I’m actually hopping over to that Etsy shop you linked as we speak to check it out. 🙂

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  2. I want to play disco and make fondu while wearing this dress, lol.


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