1950s | Dresses

Bright White and Yellow Butterick 6175

June 24, 2015


One of the first projects I planned after giving up sewing for myself at Lent was this dress! It just took me a little while to get to it. 🙂 I had this yellow sweater, and when I saw the fabric at the store I knew they’d go great together, it was just screaming to be made into a dress.


I thought for a while about which pattern to use and settled on Retro Butterick 6175, an out of print pattern that I had seen and fallen in love with. Luckily I was able to find a copy close to my size on Etsy.


It was pretty simple to put together, the most involved part was the gathered sleeves. I’m very pleased with how they turned out!



More pics and details on my blog here. 🙂


  1. It’s beautiful. Great job! If I come across this pattern next time I’m going through the Butterick catalog I hope I remember to get myself a copy!

  2. Beautiful dress, Stephanie! This fabric jumped off the shelf and called my name, too! Check out my blog, if you would like to see the dress I made from it. Now I just need a cute sweater like yours. Those shirred sleeves are adorable.

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