1950s | Dresses

Bright White and Yellow Butterick 6175

June 24, 2015

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One of the first projects I planned after giving up sewing for myself at Lent was this dress! It just took me a little while to get to it. 🙂 I had this yellow sweater, and when I saw the fabric at the store I knew they’d go great together, it was just screaming to be made into a dress.

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I thought for a while about which pattern to use and settled on Retro Butterick 6175, an out of print pattern that I had seen and fallen in love with. Luckily I was able to find a copy close to my size on Etsy.

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It was pretty simple to put together, the most involved part was the gathered sleeves. I’m very pleased with how they turned out!

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More pics and details on my blog here. 🙂

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  1. It’s beautiful. Great job! If I come across this pattern next time I’m going through the Butterick catalog I hope I remember to get myself a copy!

  2. Beautiful dress, Stephanie! This fabric jumped off the shelf and called my name, too! Check out my blog, if you would like to see the dress I made from it. Now I just need a cute sweater like yours. Those shirred sleeves are adorable.

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