So this was my contribution for McCalls Big Vintage Sewalong. A blog tour amongst other things to promote a range of patterns that will in turn raise money for The Eve Appeal.
I chose Butterick 5813, a fabulous fitted dress with a neat little collar detail. I chose view A bottom right on the pattern cover:
I used a lovely Italian brocade which had a lovely drape but enough body to hold the shape.
It’s fully lined, sleeves and everything and feels gorgeously weighty and luxurious! I feel slightly guilty about using an invisible zip instead of a lapped one. I’d have liked to have finished it properly but at least the zip is completely invisible in the side seam so you can’t instantly tell!
This pattern isn’t a quick and easy one. None too difficult either but just a bit time-consuming. More details and photos over at ooobop!