Butterick 8587

by craftylittlebugger

in 1960s,Dresses

Here’s my latest version of probably my favourite dress pattern, Butterick 8587. It’s from the late 50s/early 60s.

It’s made from a linen mystery mix fabric, and the buttons are from Turkey! The buttons took forever to find, you’d think it would be relatively simple to find buttons for  a black dress.

The skirt has been shortened by about 5 inches, and I added 1.5 inches to the bodice length. In the future, I will only add 1 inch.

I overlocked all the insides, as per my 1940s dress. I really like being able to use my overlocker for vintage dresses. It feels sneaky, in a good way.

More information on my blog, if you fancy.

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Kate October 10, 2013 at 9:55 am

Simply put, want! Such a lovely design and I’m a sucker for a black dress and for linen.

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EmSewCrazy October 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm

OOh those button were worth the wait! Lovely dress.

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