I actually made this dress last spring, but it was too warm to wear it until now. I used a medium weight cotton/poly blend jersey to make it. I usually prefer vintage fabrics, but for some reason I’ve found vintage knits (except 100% poly doubleknits!) hard to find, so I used new fabric in a great dark teal color. It’s really soft, washes well, and is warm on a chilly fall day!
I made a tie belt, and then found some beautiful ribbon for a belt (which I have not yet made). I had already sewn the buttons on using red thread, but I’ll redo them in brown. The buttons are vintage; they are carved from wood, made in Czechoslovakia.
The pattern is from the mid 1970s, and is from Butterick’s great Young Designer series. I had a page showcasing these on my website, but the page has somehow disappeared. I’m trying to find it, and just hope I do not have to redo the thing. But it is worth seeing because I have photos of many of the patterns in this series, from Mary Quant and Betsey Johnson to John Kloss, over 100 in all.
Update: Found it!
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