Vintage Sewing

Retro Butterick ’56 No: 5813

June 27, 2016
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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:

Butterick 5813

I used a lovely Italian brocade which had a lovely drape but enough body to hold the shape.

Butterick 5813

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!

Big Vintage Sewalong Butterick 5813

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!

  1. Wow I am new to sewing but have come in at vintage sewing as I just love the style and fashion I am making Butterick Retro 5880 and am at the insert zipper part … Yours looks fabulous … So glad I found this blog!

  2. I’ve seen this pattern and passed it up, but based on how it looks on you, I might have to take a second look! This is a beautiful dress!

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