May 29, 2012Retro Pattern Review – Simplicity 7276
We’re taking a trip back to 1975 today – I recently made up Simplicity 7276 for my younger daughter.
I picked up this pattern at a thrift store recently, which can be a bit of a crap shoot as to what condition the pattern’s going to be in. However, it was in pretty good shape, and had all of the pieces, so yay! The fabric I chose was Michael Miller’s Smitten Kitten, which I find to be adorably retro looking. I also used some pink broadcloth, for contrast.
This pattern was super quick and easy to whip up. I had the jumper made in about an hour and a half!
I added some white rick rack on the pockets, which the pattern didn’t call for. However, I love rick rack and think it adds a definite retro touch!
My vintage button collection is sadly lacking in kids buttons, I am afraid. So, I went with these buttons, which are new, but I think they’ve been producing them for half of forever, so they’re definitely a classic look.
This pattern is a size 3, which is just a little bit big on my daughter right now. However, I am sure it won’t be for long and it will take her through the summer and into the fall.
She loves her new jumper, and thinks it’s great for playing in!