Butterick 6835

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!

• Meet the Author • Ruby June


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… add one

  • Very cute – you look gorgeous!

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

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

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  • Ah-mazing

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

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

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  • Love that pattern!

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Oh my, this is stunning!!!

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

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