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The Butterick Morning Coat, version 1.5

I’ve been meaning to fix the terribly half-a–ed facings I made on my first attempt at Butterick 7139 for a while, and when I found it in my mending pile this week I decided that better facings weren’t worth the effort.  Instead, I decided to unpick the facings, dig out my leftover fabric, and test out the sleeves.  I actually rather like the effect!  They join to the body a little awkwardly, and they could use to have more poof at the top.  I have plans for another version of this dress in a heavier fabric (flannel, maybe?) and I think I will add the sleeves next time.

The original.

The update!

About the author: A recent college graduate, Frances is pursuing a career in music (preferably opera) while nursing a strong passion for sparkles, sewing, and all things vintage.

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  • Roxy April 14, 2013, 12:49 am

    I think the update looks fabulous! Such a cute dress.

  • Starspangledheart April 14, 2013, 7:05 am

    So cute! I love the print! 🙂

  • Dawn April 14, 2013, 7:28 am

    Just so cute, and I like the update better. I am not a fan of anything sleeveless so it’s perfect now:)

  • Kristin April 15, 2013, 11:53 am

    Ooh, I was just talking about this dress yesterday – so glad it popped back up on my dash! The sleeve looks great and I can’t wait to see another version of this from you!

  • BeaW April 16, 2013, 1:42 pm

    Oh so much cuteness!!! Love love love the colour and your styling. Perfect!!

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