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Simple Sewing: 1970s Infinity Wrap Dress Pattern Vogue 1640

Sometimes you just need an instant gratification sewing project. That's what this one was.  It's a 1970s Vogue pattern for a wrapped dress (or skirt) that can be worn multiple ways.  I won't wear it as a dress  but I do plan on using it as a beach cover up! The pattern is Vogue 1640. The pattern is for a Misses' dress or skirt, scarf and turban with the description of semi-circular, wrapped dress or skirt has attached pleated tie ends (Pattern includes instructions for wearing as a dress, with bodice tied in a variety of ways, or as a skirt.) Semi-circular scarf. Rectangular turban. There's no copyright date, and I'm guessing 1977 or 1978 as I found it in my Very Easy Vogue Patterns counter book from May 1978. The pattern was in a large lot of patterns I bought off of eBay oh, maybe 10 years ago. I especially love that tucked inside was a page from a Vogue fashion leaflet the the previous owner had torn out. Here's the copy from the leaflet.

Sew Cute! Child's Butterfly Bib Apron (McCall's 6618)

How cute is this little butterfly on the bib of this apron? I took a break from a wrap dress I'm working on as I need to fix a fit issue ( it's a Vintage Vogue pattern for a Diane Von Furstenberg colorblocked wrapdress - pop over to my Instagram if you want a peek before I blog about it ).  While I'm wrapping (ha!) my head around how best to fix the bodice I sewed a couple of quick kid's items. One is this apron. The pattern, McCall's 6618, is now out of print.  The copyright date is 2012, and I don't remember exactly when I purchased it. I do know I've had it for a while. I don't normally do a lot of craft sewing. Especially aprons as I like to create my own apron designs. But this one, with the lion, dinosaur, and butterfly faces, was too cute to pass by. The apron is a great stash buster as there are lots of small pieces. I used yardage for the main apron body and ties. I used fat quarters for the rest of the pieces.  I didn't add the yo