I’m so excited to share this dress with you! I feel so lucky with my sewing mojo having made my two of my new favourite dresses in a row (the first being THIS Simplicity number). I’ve be lusting after this Butterick B6380 pattern since it came out and have had it in my pattern stash since last year, waiting for the right fabric to come along! It’s a classic 1940s vintage style tea dress, designed by my sewing muse Gertie.
Fabric: 2m (with plenty left over) of viscose and a satin lining
Notions: 22″ concealed zip & 3 buttons to finish
Sewing time: 1 day and the hem on the following day
Modifications: I used a concealed zip instead of a lapped zipper and altered the pattern size (as stated above)
Fit: After a few tweaks, it fits perfectly!
Difficulty: Simpler than I thought, but certainly a challenge. Great project for confident beginners and for advanced seamstresses alike.
Watch out for: Getting even gathers and making sure the centre front point is precise.
Make again?: Yes! I really enjoyed this pattern.
Overall, you can probably tell, I’m over the moon with this dress. I think the design is super flattering on me and will be great for ladies with a larger bust and hourglass figures. I wore it with my favourite Coffee Seamed Stockings from my shop for a true 1940s look and I think they were meant to be.
Thanks for reading, pinups!