Celebration Dress

by whatsupcupcake

in 1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

I made Butterick 6582 – the 60′s retro reprint – as part of the Sew Weekly Celebration challenge.  The dress was so fast and easy to make, and I love how it turned out.

This dress almost didn’t happen.  I originally made another dress as part of the Sew Weekly Celebration challenge, but I hated it. I guess you have to accept that if you’re making your clothes, every once in a while you’re going to have a flop.

Anyways, I thought I could move on, but the challenge was looming over my head.  It was the last one of 2011. I could totally do this.  I spent the beginning of the week cleaning out my sewing room, and revisiting my stashed fabric and patterns.  I found three yards of a green silk shantung that I bought over a year ago and matched it up with Butterick 6582.  It seemed like the perfect party dress.

More details are on my blog: What’s Up, Cupcake?

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Katherine December 30, 2011 at 9:56 am

Oh, this is gorgeous. That’s a great color on you.

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BoPeep December 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

I have been pulling that pattern out of my stash off and on for the past 6 months. So nice to see it made up! I think I’ll have to get at it …

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Miss Crayola Creepy December 30, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I have seen that pattern around and seeing your dress makes me regret not buying it. Your dress looks great! :)

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Lizzy December 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Nice job! I like that color, I have wanted that pattern for a while…….

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mariebayarea January 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm

perfect party dress. you look great!

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