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Butterick B5953

April 6, 2014

Hi guys!


I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I clapped eyes on it! I finally got round to sewing it last night, im still deciding on buttons (it’s always a big decision for me) so it’s not completely finished yet.

I had to do quite a bit of adjusting on the pattern because im pretty short. I chose a torquoise and black houndstooth and a plain black trim. Theres a godet in the back centre seam, which I also did in the houndstooth.

Anyway heres a quick photo and I’ll post one of me wearing the dress once I’ve put the buttons on. Im really pleased with how it turned out 🙂




  1. Wow! It’s stunning! I remember that pattern and loving it. And wishing I could wear something like that. I just don’t have the figure for it, I’m sorry to say. I think your fabric choice is as perfect as could be and I’ll be curious to see what buttons you choose. And do please model it!

  2. Really want to see this dress on the average body. Love the pattern, but not sure it would suit me so well. Your fabric choice is perfect for it!

  3. Thank you! I have actually got the buttons on now and a photo of the dress on, I will do a wee post today with it 🙂 As soon as I saw the fabric I just had to buy some, it was pretty nice to work with too 🙂

  4. Would love to chat with you about this dress which I’m currently sewing. Having trouble with such a low neckline that the girls are a little chilly. Any suggestions on how I can alter the top flaps so they sit up higher? I have yet to put buttons on. Also, when you put it on, does the left side reach over to the right side sideseam? I wanted to put a button there as opposed to the tie, but not sure. How snug is it on you…Thanks for replying.

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