Hello fellow vintage sewists!
Just stopping by to share my latest creation using Retro Butterick 5748, a pattern reissue from 1960.
I made this out of tangerine cotton eyelet shirting that has butterfly print border and ivory floral eyelet. My tangerine eyelet was in a Fabric Mart bundle, so I was working with limited yardage (2 1/2 yds) and had to be very careful to be able to cut out the circle skirt. I barely had enough left to make the bow on the bodice! I cut the skirt out of the solid part of the eyet and then cut the border and sewed in on to the hem. I ended up with only a couple of small scraps left after this project!
I used ivory cotton eyelet for the bodice and also made a tie sash out of it as well. I lined my dress with white cotton batiste and made a light summer petticoat with Simplicity 5006 in white cotton muslin.
I just love this dress! This is the second time that I’ve used this pattern and it goes together quickly. It’s perfect for summer and mine is light and airy and twirl-worthy.