Butterick 6018

My favourite vintage is definitely 50s style; swinging skirts and nipped-in waists.  This is a reproduction pattern Butterick  6018 which was new this season.

It wasn’t an easy pattern, quite a lot of bulk in places, but this would be minimised by a finer fabric (this was a synthetic crepe, but in my absolutely favourite duck egg blue).  I am generally happy with this dress, although I think it could be more fitted around the waist.  I cut a size 14 graded to a 16 at the bust.  More details on my blog (http://magscreativemeanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/butterick-6018-and-happy-july.html)

• Meet the Author • cawmags


Living in the North West of England and working in education. Love sewing and knitting especially vintage styles.


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2 comments… add one

  • Very nice! And that color is fabulous on you. :)

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  • It’s a lovely dress and I can see why you like that colour. It looks great.

    However, from the first picture, I wouldn’t have recognized the design as 1950′s (in the second one, it is obvious though). I think that’s down to the fabric and the design with the gored skirt and underbust seam. I usually find that it’s easiest to get that typically 1950′s silhouette with the nipped in waist when there is a waist seam at the natural waist.
    In fact, I’ve been wondering about designs like this one… and what they would look like on a real person who is not wearing a super-strength girdle (like the models showing these back in the day). You’ve answered my question: it looks very nice but doesn’t give as much waist definition as the ‘usual’ 1950′s style.

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