Butterick 2137

by Mermaids Purse on February 1, 2013 · 5 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Mad Men Inspired,Vintage Sewing

I had a super quick turn around with this recent dress project:

I chose version A, sans collar, and used a slightly stretchy plaid fabric that I recently inherited, I had just enough width to panel the body pieces.

No major issues, just it just needs perhaps a little more work to fit the back better – I had to fit while I wore this one!

It’s not quite right across the shoulder/upper back area, and a bit close around the waist… but I love it and enjoy wearing it, so will let that slide! ┬áBring on cooler months!

Ps, this is the next version of this dress (hopefully ready for my husbands exhibition opening tomorrow… if I can just get off the computer while he hangs out with the kids!):

Of course, there’s a little more over on my blog, mermaidspurse.org.nz.

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EmSewCrazy February 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Very nice. Love how quickly some of those patterns go together.


Morgan February 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

That looks great on you!! Good job!


SueC February 3, 2013 at 9:37 pm

That looks great! I have that pattern and was going to do the same, version A without the collar. Great idea to use plaid, it suits it perfectly. Now I’m on the lookout for some great plaid! What a fabulous classic style for the cooler months.


Lizzy February 7, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Very pretty dress!! I saw that pattern long time ago and it has been in my wish list for so long!


Jennifer Nelson February 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm



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