The Butterick Morning Coat, version 1.5

by Frances

in 1950s,Dresses

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!

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Roxy April 14, 2013 at 12:49 am

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

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Starspangledheart April 14, 2013 at 7:05 am

So cute! I love the print! :)

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Dawn April 14, 2013 at 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:)

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Kristin April 15, 2013 at 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!

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BeaW April 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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

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