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Butterick 6835

July 2, 2013

I recently had my 5-year wedding anniversary with my husband. We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast to celebrate properly! For the occasion, I made this dress. Knowing full-well it would be hot that day, I aimed to create something airy with lightweight fabric. Honestly, it was perhaps the most difficult to work with since it was so sheer and had 4-way stretch which was always  trying to escape from my sewing machine. But, it was well worth the effort, as this 1950’s dress turned out lovely and fit like a dream.  I also holed myself up in my sewing corner and whipped this baby out in six hours…determination pays off.

The rest of my post on our little adventure, can be read here. Thanks for reading!

  1. Perfection! Retro yet not costume-y looking at all. I’m sure you’ll find many occasions to wear it. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary.

  2. Thanks everyone, for your wonderful compliments! How oblivious of me to have not even noticed this dress had been posted earlier! What are the odds?? I made it about four weeks ago and posted it on my blog, though had a delay in posting it on here. At least this design has been put to good use!

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