Butterick B5953

by ohsewdarling on April 6, 2014 · 7 comments

in 1950s,Dresses,Mad Men Inspired,Modern Patterns

Hi guys!


I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I clapped eyes on it! I finally got round to sewing it last night, im still deciding on buttons (it’s always a big decision for me) so it’s not completely finished yet.

I had to do quite a bit of adjusting on the pattern because im pretty short. I chose a torquoise and black houndstooth and a plain black trim. Theres a godet in the back centre seam, which I also did in the houndstooth.

Anyway heres a quick photo and I’ll post one of me wearing the dress once I’ve put the buttons on. Im really pleased with how it turned out :)




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Bella April 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Lovely. Excellent print for this pattern.


kathy April 6, 2014 at 10:51 pm

I love the houndstooth with color. What a great dress!


WendyBee April 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Wow! It’s stunning! I remember that pattern and loving it. And wishing I could wear something like that. I just don’t have the figure for it, I’m sorry to say. I think your fabric choice is as perfect as could be and I’ll be curious to see what buttons you choose. And do please model it!


Bellis Winter April 7, 2014 at 1:17 am

Such a beautiful dress !!!


Ali Arnold April 7, 2014 at 3:41 am

love this dress :)


Deb April 8, 2014 at 12:21 am

Really want to see this dress on the average body. Love the pattern, but not sure it would suit me so well. Your fabric choice is perfect for it!


Ohsewdarling April 10, 2014 at 3:28 am

Thank you! I have actually got the buttons on now and a photo of the dress on, I will do a wee post today with it :) As soon as I saw the fabric I just had to buy some, it was pretty nice to work with too :)


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