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The Last Dance Dress

It’s done!!

I started sewing Butterick B5281 for a dance I was going to last October, didn’t get it done in time and went with plan B. I recently picked it up again, for another dance I didn’t get to (long story) and with the help of some the lovely people here at Sew Retro, it is now finished.

Thanks to everyone who offered advice & encouragement, it was invaluable.

- Tamara

About the author: I have been collecting & sewing from Vintage patterns (30s-50s) for the past 5 years. My favourite era to sew is the 40s & the style suits me to a tea.

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  • Isis September 2, 2011, 9:46 am

    You look lovely and I love the fabric!

  • Marité September 2, 2011, 9:51 am

    Bravo, très joli.
    You encouraged me to cut and sew some retro dresses. Thanks a lot! Your dress is very pretty.
    And you to, wearing it.

  • Marie September 2, 2011, 12:48 pm

    Wow, this looks fantastic!!!

  • Macska September 2, 2011, 5:19 pm

    I'm glad you persevered and finished it – it's gorgeous!

  • Domestic Debbie September 2, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Pretty dress and fabric. Great job!

  • Jeanne Marie September 2, 2011, 10:22 pm

    Oooh, I have this pattern. It looks fantastic sewn up. I may have to move it higher on the sewing list. Beautiful job.

  • Molly September 3, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Also glad you persevered, it looks fantastic and really suits you. Gorgeous fabric too!

  • learningnewtricks September 3, 2011, 2:21 pm

    I, too, have this pattern and plan on making it in the near future. The dress is beautiful and looks gorgeous on you. It's such a classic dress and you constructed it beautifully. I am glad you didn't give up on this dress and left it as an UFO.

  • sew vala September 3, 2011, 7:12 pm

    This is gorgeous, and you look fabulous in it. The style and fabric is adorable.

  • Evis September 4, 2011, 7:25 am

    It is very, very pretty. And like others above it inspires me to try it as I also have the pattern.

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