Hi all! I recently finished Butterick 4598, a rectangular shift dress from the late 60’s.
If you like angles and squares, you’ll like this! It has square armholes, a triangular keyhole with buttoned tab fastening, and slot pockets in the side front seams. It is remarkably flattering considering it has little shape, and I love the pockets which I cannot keep my hands out of!
I have posted more pictures and details on my blog pattern~scissors~cloth if you want to see more!
I thought it was interesting that the pattern was not as mini as I expected it to be – despite being depicted above the knee, it sits on the knee on me and I am average height at 5’6″. I found this with my last 60’s pattern too – is it a myth that everything was short back then? What have others experienced?