Retro Butterick 5603

by Maddy on April 28, 2014 · 9 comments

in 1950s

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you my second ever sewing project. It was a killer, considering the only other thing I had made at the time was an apron. I probably haven’t even made anything quite this difficult since! I am pretty proud of it and glad I persevered and finished it.  I used red and white weaved lightweight linen.


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PepperReed April 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Beautiful! How was the linen to work with?


maddyblatt April 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

At the time, it was quite frustrating not knowing what was the right side, but now I’m sure it would be less difficult.


Claudia April 29, 2014 at 2:05 am

You have done a very good job!!!!


Vintagerockchick April 29, 2014 at 2:18 am

Very impressive as a second make – you should be very proud!


Stephanie April 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Very pretty & well done!


Jet Set Sewing April 29, 2014 at 6:32 pm

What a great job for your second time around! Keep sewing; you’ll enjoy it your whole life.


ette April 30, 2014 at 6:14 am

Very lovely dress, you can be really proud. And the fabric is so gorgeous, love the colour!
love, ette


Lauriana May 3, 2014 at 10:58 am

It’s a very nice dress. For your second sewing project ever, it’s amazing. Great job and best of luck with the your upcoming adventures in sewing!


Allison May 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm

Hey Maddy! I think we met in Pre-college this last year, and lol i stumbled upon this page and saw you here.


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