1950s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Butterick #5880 – A tropical success!

October 3, 2015

Hello all! It’s been too long since I shared anything with you nice people, but this pattern is too good not to advertise 🙂 This dress was a near miss for me, as I initially cut a size too small, and had no hope it would ever fit. It lived in a bag over the summer, until I recently decided to finish, and sell it.


Long story short, I started doing yoga and one thing led to another, and suddenly I had a new, perfect dress to wear! I can’t wait for it to be summer again, so I can wear it out 😀

If you’re ever in search for the perfect sarong dress pattern, this is it!

If you want, you can read all about it on my blog.

Thanks for looking, and happy sewing!

  1. The wonders of exercising! (To me it’s always the other way round; I fit, cut, sew wear it once and then it’s too big due to another couple of hours of lifting heavy things.) That said – the dress is gourgeous and so is the execution!

  2. I have a fabric similar to this and I never decided what to make with it. You just gave me a new project idea!
    I simply love the outcome of your dress. It suits you so well, the colors, the neckline and the fit looks very good to me too!
    Lovely dress!

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