A Groovy 70′s Dress

Hi All! So FINALLY I get to blog about this dress. I have been nagging and nagging Middle Child about taking pictures of the TWO dresses I have made her that still remain unblogged. Well, now I know the trick. We bought Marvel Comic Super Hero fabric for a dress and I informed her that I would not make it until the other two dresses had pictures. :) Success. So the way to get pictures is to promise more dresses! And I am surprisingly OKAY with that!

Simplicity 6882 Vintage 70's

I picked up this vintage pattern a while back. Holly is such a slim girl I wanted to try some 70′s styles on her. Simplicity 6882 seemed like a great place to start! I found a pretty royal blue rayon and went to work. The pattern is a size 10 and I had to take in the bodice quite a bit. Ah well. I am getting used to that with this girl! 5’4″ and doesn’t even hit 100 pounds. Despite all that she is a pretty cool cat. ;) She has already worn this dress a few times. :)

Simplicity 6882 Vintage Pattern

The pattern went together pretty easily. I don’t typically like dresses with seams in the front of the skirt so if I make this again I may make some adjustments but thankfully the seam is barely noticeable. The zipper in the back went in without any trouble. Cool beans!

Holly70'sBack

I shortened the length considerably. Holly looks great in a shorter dress so we usually make them a few inches above her knee. I had some trouble because the skirt was rounded. I kept getting those little ripples and ended up having to give it a really good press. Guess I need to do some tutorial reading on hemming rounded hemlines!

Holly70sNeckline

The bodice has some simple “pleating” in the front. Adds a neat little touch I think! Simplicity 6882 Vintage

Don’t you love Holly’s new short hair?? :)

Somplicity 6882 Vintage

Yes. I am really liking this dress. And Holly does too! She has worn it several times! I am thinking I may need to make one in a pretty floral next.

Holly70sRose

Picture heavy and word light! I just don’t have a lot to say about this dress other than I love it! So I’ll catch you on the flip side!

Laurie xox

The top 15 70′s slang terms for your enjoyment:

Psyche

Far out

Dream on

Book/booking

Catch you on the flip side

Boogie

Right on

Brick house

Can you dig it

Cat

Chump

Cool beans

Do me a solid

Groovy

What a fry

 

 

1. Psyche! – This 70’s slang word was used when tricking someone. I.e. “I told the joke and she thought it was real, it really psyched her out.”2. Far Out! – Used when the person wanted to show that something was cool, awesome, unbelievable, etc. I.e. “Did you see that new movie? It was far out!”3. Dream On – This slang term was used to show someone that they were being unrealistic. I.e. “He asked me out like he thought he really had a chance, I told him to dream on.”4. Book/Booking – Used to talk about moving fast, being speedy, etc. I.e. “I saw the principal booking it down the hall towards the fight this morning.”

5. Catch You on the Flip-side – The 70’s slang term was used to say goodbye, see you later, etc. I.e. “I’m going to go home, catch you on the flip-side, John.”
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The Top 15 Slang Words of the 70’s

In the 70’s disco was hot, lava lamps were the latest “cool” invention and Charlie’s Angels was a hit new TV show. The decade brought on some interesting times as the Vietnam War was waged overseas… so what slang words was that generation using?

1. Psyche! – This 70’s slang word was used when tricking someone. I.e. “I told the joke and she thought it was real, it really psyched her out.”

2. Far Out! – Used when the person wanted to show that something was cool, awesome, unbelievable, etc. I.e. “Did you see that new movie? It was far out!”

3. Dream On – This slang term was used to show someone that they were being unrealistic. I.e. “He asked me out like he thought he really had a chance, I told him to dream on.”

4. Book/Booking – Used to talk about moving fast, being speedy, etc. I.e. “I saw the principal booking it down the hall towards the fight this morning.”

5. Catch You on the Flip-side – The 70’s slang term was used to say goodbye, see you later, etc. I.e. “I’m going to go home, catch you on the flip-side, John.”

6. Boogie – This slang word was used as a description for dancing, having fun, etc. I.e. “We went to the new disco club and boogied all night long.”

7. Right On! – Used to show agreement with something or someone in the extreme. I.e. “You’re got into college, right on!”

8. Brick House – A term used to describe someone who is physically built well with an attractive body. I.e. “She’s got a body like a brick house!”

9. Can You Dig It? – A 70’s slang term used to see if someone agreed with you or they understand you. I.e. “We’re going to go to the beach, can you dig it man?”

10. Cat – Used to describe someone who was cool, great, awesome, etc. I.e. “I met your boyfriend today, he’s a real cool cat.”

11. Chump – This 70’s slang was used to describe someone who was a loser, an idiot, a fool, etc. I.e. “Did you see what he was wearing? The chump!”

12. Cool Beans – Used to show agreement with or to reply in the positive. I.e. “You want to head out, cool beans.”

13. Do Me a Solid – The slang term was used to ask a favor of someone. I.e. “Will you do me a solid and not tell mom I’m going out?”

14. Groovy – This 70’s slang word was used to describe someone or something as cool, neat, great, etc. I.e. “That girl is really groovy!”

15. What a Fry – Used to describe something or someone that blows your mind, that is weird or crazy. I.e. “Did you see Toby walking down the road all spaced out, what a fry man!”

- See more at: http://coolestwords.com/content/top-15-slang-words-70%E2%80%99s#sthash.gzn0OSCr.dpuf

The Top 15 Slang Words of the 70’s

In the 70’s disco was hot, lava lamps were the latest “cool” invention and Charlie’s Angels was a hit new TV show. The decade brought on some interesting times as the Vietnam War was waged overseas… so what slang words was that generation using?

1. Psyche! – This 70’s slang word was used when tricking someone. I.e. “I told the joke and she thought it was real, it really psyched her out.”

2. Far Out! – Used when the person wanted to show that something was cool, awesome, unbelievable, etc. I.e. “Did you see that new movie? It was far out!”

3. Dream On – This slang term was used to show someone that they were being unrealistic. I.e. “He asked me out like he thought he really had a chance, I told him to dream on.”

4. Book/Booking – Used to talk about moving fast, being speedy, etc. I.e. “I saw the principal booking it down the hall towards the fight this morning.”

5. Catch You on the Flip-side – The 70’s slang term was used to say goodbye, see you later, etc. I.e. “I’m going to go home, catch you on the flip-side, John.”

6. Boogie – This slang word was used as a description for dancing, having fun, etc. I.e. “We went to the new disco club and boogied all night long.”

7. Right On! – Used to show agreement with something or someone in the extreme. I.e. “You’re got into college, right on!”

8. Brick House – A term used to describe someone who is physically built well with an attractive body. I.e. “She’s got a body like a brick house!”

9. Can You Dig It? – A 70’s slang term used to see if someone agreed with you or they understand you. I.e. “We’re going to go to the beach, can you dig it man?”

10. Cat – Used to describe someone who was cool, great, awesome, etc. I.e. “I met your boyfriend today, he’s a real cool cat.”

11. Chump – This 70’s slang was used to describe someone who was a loser, an idiot, a fool, etc. I.e. “Did you see what he was wearing? The chump!”

12. Cool Beans – Used to show agreement with or to reply in the positive. I.e. “You want to head out, cool beans.”

13. Do Me a Solid – The slang term was used to ask a favor of someone. I.e. “Will you do me a solid and not tell mom I’m going out?”

14. Groovy – This 70’s slang word was used to describe someone or something as cool, neat, great, etc. I.e. “That girl is really groovy!”

15. What a Fry – Used to describe something or someone that blows your mind, that is weird or crazy. I.e. “Did you see Toby walking down the road all spaced out, what a fry man!”

- See more at: http://coolestwords.com/content/top-15-slang-words-70%E2%80%99s#sthash.gzn0OSCr.dpuf

 

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    • She has expressed an interest in sewing but I have not started teaching her. My eldest daughter has started seeing though! It is just hard because then I have to share my machines! ;)

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