1940s | Buttons | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

1940s Linen Dress

June 5, 2012

After almost a month of no sewing, I got my groove back with this 1946 Butterick reprint (B5281). I originally planned on wearing this out to see Wicked but I didn’t get it done on time this chartreuse linen that was the only “green” in my stash ended up reading too casual.

I used 3 vintage buttons as accent pieces and I think they really make the dress! It’s very comfortable to wear and I see myself wearing it a lot this summer.

If you’d like to read the construction details or hear how I accidentally turned my hair purple (which thankfully, my camera didn’t pick up in these shots!), pop over to my blog.

  1. I love the color! I’ve been wanting to make this pattern up, but wasn’t sure how it would look in a more summery fabric. Love it!

  2. I think it really suits you the style and the colour… however you ought to spend time having picnics outdoors, and make sure you are around trees, green lawns etc when you wear it! 🙂

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