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    I'm looking for an adult-sized pattern for the pink shirt that the little girl is wearing in the bottom of this photo.

    I think this is a pattern envelope from the 1970s.

    I've searched, but I don't know exactly what this top is called, and it's not working for me!

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    Looks pretty close to me. I have no idea, though, if it's still a valid pattern number. You'll have to check that out.

    http://vintagepatterns.wikia.com/wiki/Simplicity_7407

    Here's the pattern on sale:
    http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?n...duct_id=956934

    Looks like it's called a Jiffy dress in the toddler size but the adult Simplicity "Jiffy" dress is a totally different pattern.
    http://susanscloches.blogspot.com/20...-finished.html

    It doesn't look too complicated (only 2 pieces). If you're feeling a bit adventurous, maybe you can buy the child's pattern just to get an idea of how it's put together, and then draft your own pattern for a larger size.

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    I will surf and see if I can find anything and also hope others can help me out on this search for you

    Quote Originally Posted by jetnica
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    I'm looking for an adult-sized pattern for the pink shirt that the little girl is wearing in the bottom of this photo.

    I think this is a pattern envelope from the 1970s.

    I've searched, but I don't know exactly what this top is called, and it's not working for me!

    =)


    THANK YOU -- to craftybear and everyone else!

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    I found this little girl's one online...it was sold, but at least it has a name to hlep you look for one in an adult size...It was the same as the one you showed, just in a different color

    Simplicity 7407 Vintage 70's Sewing Pattern SWEET Baby Girls Jiffy Criss Cross Straps Pebbles Summer Wrap & X Button Shoulder Top, Bloomer Panties Shorts
    Price: $8.50

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    no, Jiffy dress patterns came in alot of different styles...the Jiffy part merely meant 'easy to make'

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    Check McCalls 6303 for a pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New Quilter
    no, Jiffy dress patterns came in alot of different styles...the Jiffy part merely meant 'easy to make'
    Shows you how much I know about sewing clothes!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    Thanks for the clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    This is the pattern I was thinking of, too. I *may* have an uncut copy of it if you are interested. I would have to look.

    I believe I bought it last year. I think you can still purchase it.

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    Do you think I could shorten the apron to make it a shirt?

    I'm TERRIBLE at sewing clothes...

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    The apron pattern could be adjusted to look like the one you have for a toddler. It looks very doable :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetnica
    Do you think I could shorten the apron to make it a shirt?

    I'm TERRIBLE at sewing clothes...

    =)
    Me too. I had this pattern a couple of years thinking I would do it. Finally gave it away, so I can't answer your question.

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    Oh my, I think my mom had that pattern.

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    Good golly....did you see the price of what they wanted for that vintage pattern??? I better go through my boxes of old patterns and try to sell them, huh??? Most of them never used. LOL

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    http://www.simplicity.com/p-2214-aprons.aspx
    This one that DebraK posted has the short top in it. There are 2 different styles. A is the short one and B is the long apron. good luck. crafty_linda_b




    Quote Originally Posted by jetnica
    Do you think I could shorten the apron to make it a shirt?

    I'm TERRIBLE at sewing clothes...

    =)

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    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp;jsessionid=28B542ECF09AA4A67768D56366E9B158.a1p2? CATID=cat630076&PRODID=zprd_11101839a

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    I think it would be to lowcut under the arms to work as a top.
    Look at the pattern and you see that the sides are cut almost to the waist.

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    Hmmmm

    Maybe I will make one apron, and then start playing with the pattern to adjust it.

    =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiladylei54
    Good golly....did you see the price of what they wanted for that vintage pattern??? I better go through my boxes of old patterns and try to sell them, huh??? Most of them never used. LOL
    Have you noticed the prices of NEW patterns?

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    That apron pattern was what I was going to suggest, too.

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    May I ask why you must have that particular style?

    Perhaps something else would work as well?

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