Dresses

Butterick B6167 – My Birthday Dress

By on June 23, 2016

Finally, a real shelf bust dress! This is Butterick 6167 from the Patterns By Gertie line. This also happened to be my 34th birthday dress – yay! The fabric is also from Gertie and I picked it up at JoAnn Fabrics.

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I won’t lie, I had a heck of a time with fitting this thing. I made so many alterations that it was hard to keep track of. You can read all about the headache on my blog. I actually almost gave up – but I’m glad I didn’t because I think it turned out really cute!

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1950s | 1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

Shelf bust dress – by Sarah Belinda

By on March 24, 2013

Hello 🙂

This is my first post on We Sew Retro.

I’ve just seen the new Gertie shelf bust dress pattern and I’m sure you’re very excited about this so I thought you would like to see my version that I made a while back.

My influence was a dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor and a 1960s chiffon scarf which I pleated for for the shelf. The main dress is silk dupion.

If you would like to see more pictures and a few other Vintage inspired things that I’ve made – visit my guest post on LucyLovesYa my favourite blog!

Hope you’re all going to post your Gertie’s dress on We Sew Retro. I look forward to it.

Keep Sewing…

Sarah Belinda.

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