1940s Linen Dress

After almost a month of no sewing, I got my groove back with this 1946 Butterick reprint (B5281). I originally planned on wearing this out to see Wicked but I didn’t get it done on time this chartreuse linen that was the only “green” in my stash ended up reading too casual.

I used 3 vintage buttons as accent pieces and I think they really make the dress! It’s very comfortable to wear and I see myself wearing it a lot this summer.

If you’d like to read the construction details or hear how I accidentally turned my hair purple (which thankfully, my camera didn’t pick up in these shots!), pop over to my blog.

• Meet the Author • Starspangledheart

I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

4 comments… add one

  • Love the button accent!

  • I have used this pattern and I made it into an evening dress. I used double weight silk crepe. It came out great!

  • I love the color! I’ve been wanting to make this pattern up, but wasn’t sure how it would look in a more summery fabric. Love it!

  • I think it really suits you the style and the colour… however you ought to spend time having picnics outdoors, and make sure you are around trees, green lawns etc when you wear it! 🙂


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