When the Simplicity patterns are on sale for .99 at Hobby Lobby, I stock up! I love that Simplicity offers patterns from different eras, redone and ready to purchase NEW today. Once I spied the 1950's wrap-around frock, I added it to my pile of 'must-makes' for future reference. Here is the finished dress:
The blue fabric is a thrifted vintage sheet, the patterned floral is a newer remnant. I made my own bias tape from the floral fabric to coordinate better; otherwise, I followed the pattern as instructed for the shorter dress.
The back of the dress does plunge pretty deep. If I make another, I will definitely lift that up a few inches. A safety pin is needed to keep the back panel from opening and revealing my bra- yuck. It works for now, but it's one thing I would change for a second wrap dress.
Looking forward to adding this frock to my growing summer wardrobe.
Vintage Sheet: $2
Floral remnant: $2