This is my first post here. I visit often in search of inspiraton – and now hopefully I can inspire. An emerald green duchess satin dress made using the Retro Butterick 5813 pattern – a pattern originally printed in 1956. The dress isn’t that difficult to sew – I would say that an advanced beginner could do it. The dress is supposed to be fully lined, but I skipped that part (which of course makes it even easier to sew). Unfortunately I don’t have any pics showing the back of the dress. but the shoulder darts and back inserts make the dress look just as wonderful from that angle.