Jungle Print 1960 Sundress

Hello fellow vintage sewists!

This is one of my latest retro creations made using Retro Butterick 5748.  I wanted something quick and easy to make and this fitted the bill.  I also had this lovely blue and white cotton lawn in my stash and it worked quite well to make this dress.  I lined it with cotton batiste and the combo makes this quite breathy and comfortable.  I didn’t change anything from the pattern other than adding a faux belt of blue grosgrain ribbon.  This is definitely a dress I will make again!

Pardon the photobombing border collie….. :)

Retro Butterick 5748 1960 sundress in blue/white jungle print cotton lawn

Retro Butterick 5748 1960 sundress in blue/white jungle print cotton lawn


Happy Sewing!!

• Meet the Author • tanya maile

I hail from a Northern California cattle ranch where I live with my husband and our fur kids. I've been sewing since I was a wee lass and am in love with fashions of the past -- especially the 1910s and 20s. I'm a former anthro-archaeologist who now spends her days rescuing Border Collies, repurposing "trash", organic gardening and adding to my fabric stash. I sew daily and mostly for myself as a girl can never have too many dresses.

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6 comments… add one

  • Cute! What great colors on you! I really like the belt detail. Looks like a keeper!

    • Thank you!!! The belt really did add that little something to it!

  • Lovely dress – definitely a keeper & one to re-make!

  • I love that print. Such a pretty dress. Cute pooch!

    • This is just one of those prints that ok saw and had to have ! Thank you!


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