The Last Dance Dress

by Tamara on September 2, 2011 · 10 comments

in Vintage Sewing

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

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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 at 9:46 am

You look lovely and I love the fabric!


Marité September 2, 2011 at 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 at 12:48 pm

Wow, this looks fantastic!!!


Macska September 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

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


Domestic Debbie September 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Pretty dress and fabric. Great job!


Jeanne Marie September 2, 2011 at 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 at 1:54 pm

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


learningnewtricks September 3, 2011 at 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 at 7:12 pm

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


Evis September 4, 2011 at 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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