I finally made MYSELF a vintage dress. The pattern was Butterick 9499 and I believe it is late 50′s or early 60′s.
I went with a green cotton broadcloth. I bought this a while back, and paid $1.99 a yard for it- which means this dress cost me about $10 bucks to make. Cotton… I gotta say it needs same spray starch and a better pressing than I was able to give it.
When I came out in all my glory yesterday my youngest told me I looked like Mrs. Teapot. My eldest told me I looked like the lady who had a bunch of stuff in her suitcase. (Mary Poppins?) Ahhh, children! I let them BOTH know I felt like Beavers mother. (And I received blank stares)
I like the dress for the most part. The cuffs are fantastic… I covered my own buttons for both cuffs. I love the bodice and the collar. And I really like the shade of green.
You can read more about the dress and see more pics here!