retro butterick 5748

Hello fellow vintage sewists!

Just stopping by to share my latest creation using Retro Butterick 5748, a pattern reissue from 1960.

Retro Butterick 5748 in tangerine and ivory eyelet

I made this out of tangerine cotton eyelet shirting that has butterfly print border and ivory floral eyelet.  My tangerine eyelet was in a Fabric Mart bundle, so I was working with limited yardage (2 1/2 yds) and had to be very careful to be able to cut out the circle skirt.  I barely had enough left to make the bow on the bodice!  I cut the skirt out of the solid part of the eyet and then cut the border and sewed in on to the hem.  I ended up with only a couple of small scraps left after this project!

Tangerine cotton eyelet shirting

Ivory cotton eyelet

I used ivory cotton eyelet for the bodice and also made a tie sash out of it as well.  I lined my dress with white cotton batiste and made a light summer petticoat with Simplicity 5006 in white cotton muslin.

Retro Butterick 5748 in tangerine/ivory cotton eyelet

I just love this dress!  This is the second time that I’ve used this pattern and it goes together quickly.  It’s perfect for summer and mine is light and airy and twirl-worthy. :)

Definitely twirl-worthy!

 

Happy Sewing!

 

 

 

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Hello fellow vintage sewists!

This is one of my latest retro creations made using Retro Butterick 5748.  I wanted something quick and easy to make and this fitted the bill.  I also had this lovely blue and white cotton lawn in my stash and it worked quite well to make this dress.  I lined it with cotton batiste and the combo makes this quite breathy and comfortable.  I didn’t change anything from the pattern other than adding a faux belt of blue grosgrain ribbon.  This is definitely a dress I will make again!

Pardon the photobombing border collie….. :)

Retro Butterick 5748 1960 sundress in blue/white jungle print cotton lawn

Retro Butterick 5748 1960 sundress in blue/white jungle print cotton lawn

 

Happy Sewing!!

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