I know many have sewn this Butterick Retro pattern mostly the wiggle dress version. Since I like a full skirt and am a little too self-conscious for the wiggle dress, I made the full skirted version. This is how it turned out:
I am fairly happy with it particularly since it was one of my first vintage sewing projects. However, it did not come together either easily or quickly. It took months and months to finish simply because I did not understand parts of the directions. I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I ripped out the same seam just because I could not get the facing in properly. Nevertheless, I am glad I finished the dress because it is a nice addition to my wardrobe; it even got worn to work today!
Note: Picture is without crinoline. It looks better with a crinoline.