1960s | Dresses

Butterick 8587

October 9, 2013

Here’s my latest version of probably my favourite dress pattern, Butterick 8587. It’s from the late 50s/early 60s.

It’s made from a linen mystery mix fabric, and the buttons are from Turkey! The buttons took forever to find, you’d think it would be relatively simple to find buttons for  a black dress.

The skirt has been shortened by about 5 inches, and I added 1.5 inches to the bodice length. In the future, I will only add 1 inch.

I overlocked all the insides, as per my 1940s dress. I really like being able to use my overlocker for vintage dresses. It feels sneaky, in a good way.

More information on my blog, if you fancy.

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