not quite Mommy Dearest…..

Recently I made my daughter a dress from 1940 (Simplcity 3836) the view on the right.

 I thought maybe it was high time to make one for myself – this one is Butterick 2611.  The pattern envelope was made from a shiny paper rather than the usual and the ink seams to have worn off the illustration a bit – but the enclosed pattern was complete…

 The front of the bodice is bias cut – and a bit clingy, but very feminine….not something that I have worn for quite a while….

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  • These are both adorable, but I especially love the redone. Such a fun print, and what an interesting neckline finish!

  • Gorgeous! I am especially in love with the first one; I've been itching to make a dress similar to that for the past couple weeks! 😉

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  • These are both gorgeous!

  • Those are beautiful! I love the red one!

  • I didn't know you were on Sew retro! When did this happen?! You know how much I love your work, loving especially the neckline on that red number, I haven't seen that one before.

  • They're both beautiful, but I have to say your dress is just stunning! Great work.


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