Floral Retro Wiggle

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I had a wedding to attend in August and I really didn’t feel like wearing any of my over-used wedding-appropriate dresses, so I decided it would be a good opportunity to try the Butterick 6582 reprint pattern. I used some lovely retro-y stretch cotton sateen that has a 50′s style paint effect rose print in turquoise and magenta. I really loved this fabric when I saw in an Essex fabric shop last year, but I try to use secondhand or stashed fabrics so walked away from it. My mum, bless her, noticed my reaction to it and went back and bought a couple of metres and gave it to me for my birthday!

I can’t give this pattern a fair review as I frankensteined it with a tried and true pattern which I had already perfected the fit of. But I can say that I’m really happy with the results, despite a couple of niggles which I am able to over look. It would be fun to make this pattern in an authentic vintage fabric from the era, but such fabric would be unlikely to contain any stretch content, and I can’t imagine spending the whole day in a wiggle dress without stretch in it. Not when eating and dancing are required!

More more info and pics on this creation, please check this blog post.

Happy retro sewing people!

Zoe xxx

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MissTessaMelissa September 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I am absolutely in love with this fabric! This is the second time someone has used this pattern that makes me wish I had picked it up when I saw it. I don't know why I talked myself out of it! Looks great on you.

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Erin September 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I love that fabric!

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Nancy September 30, 2011 at 8:04 am

Your sheath turned out quite lovely. I hope you enjoyed the wedding.

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