You may already know how much I love Kate Spade clothes although I don’t own a single Kate Spade garment. One of the dresses I’ve admired over the years is the Aubrey Wrap Dress, which Kate Spade introduces in new fabrics every season.
In November, Tracy kindly introduced me to this vintage Simplicity 7715 pattern when I was contemplating evening gown patterns. Three months later, after losing the e-Bay bid Tracy discovered, I found it on Etsy – even in my size!
Not only is the pattern very similar to the Kate Spade Aubrey dress, but another one of my favorite dress designers, Annebelle LaRoque of LaRoque seems to use a similar pattern as well for daytime and evening wear.
I’m working on the dress in this fabric,
a silk I found at Mary Jo’s a couple of years ago at a great price.
So far so good but I’ve have lots of work ahead of me. Unlike the Aubrey dress, the Simplicity pattern does not have the sleeve ruffle, and I doubt I’ll add it on this go around.
While searching for the pattern I discovered what great vintage patterns are available especially from the 60s! So many reminded me of my favorite childhood TV show – THAT GIRL featuring Marlo Thomas. I watched every episode just to see her cute clothes.
Hopefully I can complete my first Aubrey wrap-inspired dress over the weekend saving nearly $400. From time to time I come across articles discussing whether or not sewing is “worth it”…………………….