Today's Pattern Story (and Sale): Simplicity 7804


Floral: Look. Look into my midriff mandala. Lose your "self" and become one with creation.

Yellow: I represent the Sun, and thus life itself.

Green: I represent all other living things, given life by the Sun. Or, possibly, avocados. It's hard to tell. I mean, my midriff triangle could represent the avocado seed, right?

Floral: Focus, ladies!

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9 thoughts on “Today's Pattern Story (and Sale): Simplicity 7804

  1. I agree that the contrast bit is seriously dated, but, otherwise, that’s not a bad pattern at all.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Seventies design has been unfairly lumped into one category and maligned. Yes, the 1969-1973-ish era was pretty horrific, but the mid-Seventies have a lot of nice, simple, patterns that are really pretty good if one can get past the winged hair and freaky colors in the pattern illustrations.


  2. I like this pattern. If one ignores the colors and the contasting insets, it’s very classic and wearable. Now, if I can just find it in a real person size! My local Salvation Army has BINS of patterns, so I guess I’ll have to spend an afternoon searching.


  3. I agree: some of the mid-Seventies styles are quite wearable if you make them in non-ugly colors. A lot of the styles are designed to be ‘slimming’ and they are pretty flattering on a long-waisted gal like me.


  4. Ahh, the 70s. When they were good, they were very very good, and when they were bad . . . well, you got avocado. I like this dress; in the right print, the cut-out one could look 40s rather than 70s (the era of the world’s least erotic cutouts), and that’s an improvement right there.


  5. I’d like to add that Faye Dunaway was a 1970’s gal, and usually managed to look very chic. (The name that comes to my mind from this era, somehow, is Holly Harp. I’m going to have to do a search on that brand!)


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