Hi everyone! Here's Butterick 5032, a sheath dress from 1952. What drew me most to this pattern were the box pleats at the waist, a detail I'd long wanted to find in a pattern for a sheath dress. I also liked the waist seam, which made a difference from my usual princess-seamed or vertical-darted sheath… Continue reading Finally back online – and Butterick Retro 5032, the Glamorous Sheath
This skirt all started out with curtains I made for my bedroom. I doubt you'd be interested in plain, boring tab-top curtains, but the colour itself is to die for. All the time I went through the chore of making them, I was thinking - gosh, this fabric would have made such a pretty dress!… Continue reading Spot On – 1955 vintage skirt
Here is the dress with a crinoline (tulle petticoat). Now, I won't be wearing the petticoat under the dress for everyday life, but I might for more fancy occasions! I took the above picture yesterday, but the rest of the review was written last week. I'm not wearing the petticoat in the pictures below. I'm… Continue reading The Summerset Dress!