Butterick Retro Patterns

Hi guys and gals! I’ve finally finished making Gertie’s Shaheen-inspired sarong dress (Butterick B6019) and I hope you like it! The pattern:                         My version:                               This pattern was HARD! [...]

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This is one of two vintage dresses I’ve made for myself this month (the second is awaiting a belt). I had a pair of vintage spectator pumps, and really needed something to wear with them. This was my first time using a Retro Butterick reprint. You might not be able to tell from the finished [...]

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I used a beautifull heavy cotton fabric brought from Africa last summer by a friend. It was easy to sew and didn’t need any lining. I used butterick b5032 retro pattern but chenged the skirt into a simple gathered one. I also lowered the neck line a bit. have been wearing it almost every day [...]

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Finally got around to registering for the new site! My name is Barbara and I blog about sewing and other odds and ends over on MoxieTonic. I adore vintage clothes, but unfortunately just like modern ready to wear, I have a terrible time finding garments that fit my apparently strange shape. So I sew my [...]

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Hello Everyone! I just finished sewing a dress from one of my favorite eras – the 50s!  In the last few months I have posted pictures of my summery vintage dresses, but with the weather turning colder I knew I couldn’t continue wearing them for much longer.  So when a friend of mine gave me [...]

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