Vintage Sewing

Butterick 4060

May 3, 2009

Here I am doing my best Twiggy impression while wearing a Jackie Kennedy style suit. I call this look “confused”. And yes, it needs to be pressed around the darts and hem.

I’ve been working on the Butterick Suit since early April – I needed something businesslike to wear for my thesis proposal on May 8. I have always coveted a nice fitting suit jacket and coordinating skirt or dress, but when you are under 5′ tall those things are just not available to you. I’ve collected quite a few suit patterns from the 60’s but wanted something slightly easier for my first attempt at a tailored jacket. (There was one attempt earlier that had a full notched lapel and the finished result wasn’t wearable). I saw this one on Patternmania and snatched up because of the flip collar – no notches, no crazy lapels, no button holes.

You can read about my misadventures with the project here. These misadventures include using the wrong side of the fabric, attaching interfacing to the wrong part of the collar, and deciding to redesign the dress by going from short sleeve to sleeveless. Hilarity ensues.

Finished photos are here:
Butterick 4060 – Dress and Jacket
Please note: I totally suck at ironing.

  1. Luv the style and collar of the jacket. The dress is wonderful too. Great job and luv the supermodel poses!

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