Everyday red dress

by Reana Louise on November 1, 2013 · 5 comments

in 1960s,Dresses

Hey fellow stitchers!

For the past few months I’ve had the goal to make more everyday garments. I admit it started out kind of boring, but opening my cupboard doors & being able to actually pick something out to wear (that fits me!) has been incredibly motivating! One of my star patterns has been Butterick 2779, a 60′s (?) a-line skirt that I inherited from an aunt. I love this pattern because it’s super simple with only 4 pieces (including the waist band), 4 darts, and really flattering. I had to do a small FBA (full booty adjustment), but I think anyone with a more proportional badonkadonk would have to make minimal alterations, if any.



I teamed the skirt up with a bodice sloper I’ve been working on & used the most lovely vintage medium-weight cotton that was gifted to me by the darling Sophie.

For the full post & pictures, please head over to my blog! x

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Reana Louise is an Art History student who likes creamy pasta, curly hair, infectious laughs, and her sewing machine.

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Noelle November 1, 2013 at 6:08 am

Love it! And love the word ‘badonkadonk’! I shall use it to describe my booty!


Evie November 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Cute fabric!


EmSewCrazy November 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Very cute! You look great!


Lazy Seamstress November 3, 2013 at 4:09 am

Love that fabric, and the dress and yes the word ‘badonkadonk’!


Renay November 3, 2013 at 5:18 am

Ahh that fabric!
Love this frock you look amazing… and not the least bit snobby!


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