Retro Butterick 5603

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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• Meet the Author • Maddy

I am currently in high school and very interested in retro sewing, and I love anything vintage.

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9 comments… add one

  • Beautiful! How was the linen to work with?

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

  • You have done a very good job!!!!

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

  • Very pretty & well done!

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

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

  • 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!

  • 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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