Butterick 6835

by Ruby June on July 2, 2013 · 14 comments

in 1950s

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!

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I'm a vegan vintage enthusiast with a love for sewing from vintage patterns (30's-40's). I'm also a wife, a UW alumni in biology/ecology, and lover of food, good beer & cocktails.

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

twotoast July 2, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Very cute – you look gorgeous!


Deb July 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

How funny this same pattern was posted 4 posts below yours! I love the fabric you chose for it- its a lovely dress!


Anthea July 3, 2013 at 12:54 am

I already thought this pattern looks so familiar. Great pattern and great dress!


mariebayarea July 3, 2013 at 1:06 am



Ami July 3, 2013 at 2:29 am

Wow, I love this dress!!! Gorgeous fabric and that vintage pattern is so stunning! Happy anniversary :)


lunefantasy July 3, 2013 at 2:56 am

it’s so beautiful !!! really you are !


Elizabeth July 3, 2013 at 3:17 am

Love that pattern!


Stacey Stitch July 3, 2013 at 3:44 am

Love this, the pattern and the material, so pretty (and you too!)


Sewingthe60s July 3, 2013 at 5:29 am

That fabric is so beautiful! you did a really nice job


Annie July 3, 2013 at 6:09 am

Wow! It’s beautiful fabric and such a lovely dress :)


Winding Ways July 3, 2013 at 7:16 am

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.


Ruby June July 3, 2013 at 10:10 am

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!


Marie July 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

Oh my, this is stunning!!!


EmSewCrazy July 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Beautiful! Congrats to you and your hubby! What a great occasion to make a lovely dress.


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