More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs and Lace.
Now that the weather has decided to heat up, I am pullingout all my summer dresses before the heat decides to disappear until next year!
As further proof that I am obsessed with vintagereproduction patterns, here is yet another finished dress currently residing inmy closet. This one is Butterick 5209, apattern originally printed in 1947.
HaveI mentioned that I am absolutely in love with the styles of the 1940s? I was first attracted to the halterversion, but decided that the cap sleeved look would be much morewearable. And I am so glad I made thedecision – the sleeves are one of my favorite parts of the garment.
Now if only I had a big floppy hat like the one in thepattern illustration, I would be all set for my garden party!