Readers, where have I seen this dress and jacket combo before? Did Audrey Hepburn wear it in Two For the Road? Or was it Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair?
I can't quite place it but I know I've seen it, or something just like it on somebody famous. Obviously this Simplicity "Designer Fashion" pattern 7264, which dates from 1967, was a knockoff of either Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Nina Ricci, Yves Saint Laurent, or someone like that. If you can dig up the evidence, please share it with us!
I've had this pattern in my stash for some time now and, at this point, I think one of you is likely to stitch it up before I ever do. It's perfect for fall, don't you think? So cute.
Simplicity 7264 is a vintage size 16, which corresponds to a 36" bust (28" waist, 38" hip). It's complete and uncut.
Here's what the pattern pieces look like; very straightforward.
If you're interested, all you have to do is leave a comment below. Easy!
MPB readers the world over are eligible, and I'll announce the winner -- chosen at random -- on Monday.
(Now where have I seen that outfit before? Help me out, fashion mavens!)
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!