Three Cheers – a dress in a day!

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I made Butterick 5214 (a reissue from 1947) yesterday, from start to finish in time for an afternoon Independence Day BBQ! You can read about it at my blog, ShoesAndPie.

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SewLittleSusie July 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Very red, white and bluetiful!!
You made me smile. Cute dress.

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Linda July 5, 2010 at 3:13 pm

What a cool dress! Love the purse!

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tiger28 July 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

wow- i love it!! i bought this patter awhile back, now cant wait to make it!- it took you a day, so maybe there is hope i can do it in a week or two? LOVE the gloves:)

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tiddleywink July 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Tiger28, it was easy as pie! The dress itself is only a few pieces, with no tricky bits. NOTE: It's supposed to be lined with the same fabric, but I used solid white so the pattern wouldn't show through. Keep show-through in mind when you choose your fabric!

Of note: This dress has an on-seam POCKET! How can you not love it? :)

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Rosie O'Grady July 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

It fits great and I do love the red, white and blue. Very cute.

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ice pink stars July 6, 2010 at 3:41 am

In one day??? I'm so impressed AND inspired! :) lovely dress! This is really cute!

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Aimee Marieee July 6, 2010 at 9:26 am

You must have been the 4th hit at the BBQ! It's sooo great!

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Aimee Marieee July 6, 2010 at 9:30 am

P.S. My boyfriend took one look at your pic and said, "She looks just like Yvonne Craig, Batgirl!" :>)

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tiddleywink July 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Batgirl!? Well, nothing wrong with that. Thank you, and thank him for me!

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