1950s | 1960s

Mrs. Teapot I presume?

October 1, 2013

I finally made MYSELF a vintage dress. The pattern was Butterick 9499 and I believe it is late 50’s or early 60’s.

I went with a green cotton broadcloth. I bought this a while back, and paid $1.99 a yard for it- which means this dress cost me about $10 bucks to make. 🙂 Cotton… I gotta say it needs same spray starch and a better pressing than I was able to give it.

When I came out in all my glory yesterday my youngest told me I looked like Mrs. Teapot. My eldest told me I looked like the lady who had a bunch of stuff in her suitcase. (Mary Poppins?) Ahhh, children! I let them BOTH know I felt like Beavers mother. (And I received blank stares) 🙂

I like the dress for the most part. The cuffs are fantastic… I covered my own buttons for both cuffs. I love the bodice and the collar. And I really like the shade of green. 😀

You can read more about the dress and see more pics here!










  1. Ah, Mrs. Cleaver…your dress is lovely, as are you! The skirt looks like it has the right amount of twirl without overwhelming your frame. Gosh, I’m looking at that pattern more closely…her waist looks about 10″ in diameter. Yikes!

  2. Lovely dress!
    Great color, nice collar shape, nice full skirt…
    Actually, my younger brother (at 25 years hardly a kid anymore) compares me to Mary Poppins when wearing full skirted 1950’s dresses…. I guess it just comes with the territory.

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