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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

"Fresh" Vintage - Simplicity 8412 c.1978

I originally called this post "Psychedelic Vintage" but published it prematurely (I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS) and I'm afraid that 'all I had to say about that' deleted.  

So I decided to start post - new title....'fresh'...if you will. Thank God for second chances.  You see....I really should have been working on a school assignment when I accidentally hit that "publish" button. 
Oh so comfortable is this dress!
  Anyway, I picked up this pattern when my husband and I went to MI.  I got it at a thrift store for less than a dollar despite my husband's comments that it "looks like an old lady's dress"...pardon me?  I AM old and the pattern is old too but we 'gone' (are going to) freshen it up a bit. 

I like the view with the slacks but slacks are not part of the pattern, just the top.
 The knit fabric is one of my clearance purchases from JoAnn Fabrics...surprised?  I had JUST enough to make View 1.  I shortened the sleeves (which are raglan by the way) and omitted the buttons.  I love the neck band and the button trimmed tab. 

Got several compliments on this at work today.
Purple is one of my favorite colors.  I can remember when I was in middle school, talking my parents (especially my dad) into letting me and my sister paint our bedroom purple!  It was gorgeous! 

Up close shot of neck band and button trimmed tab. 
In the Old Testament purple was worn by royalty.  "And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that were about their camels' necks."  Judges 8:26

'Woke up this morning feelin' FRESH'!

In the New Testament purple is a sign of riches: "There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously everyday" Luke 16:19
And was worn by me!  Thanks for stopping by -  BE BLESSED!


  1. Your dress is beautiful! I have a similar pattern to this, but it is brand-new. I also thought about those 1970s dresses when I bought it. And purple is fabulous. It always makes me feel like a princess when I wear it!

    1. Thanks Shelly! Purple IS fabulous. Makes you "feel like a princess"'s that royalty factor! Take care!

  2. Oh my! I had a purple bedroom when I was a teenager too! Your dress is really pretty!

  3. This is a great looking dress for you. I'm sure you got lots of compliments!!

  4. Amazing dress, beautiful fabric.

  5. Amazing fabric...and the look is so vintage! I love it!!! Of course, you are rocking it!

  6. Tell your husband "Na Na". The dress is very fresh!

  7. You look great in your "fresh" vintage dress. It's not old at all. Great find.


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