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title pic An Ivory Eyelet 1950s Dress

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on June 29, 2013

Vintage Butterick 6835 1950s Pattern Review

Hello, Ladies!

retro-1950s-dress

Last year I happened upon a charming vintage 1950s dress pattern (Butterick 6835).  It had a lovely curved seam at the bodice, tucks about the empire waistline, and a cute Peter Pan style collar.  (You may remember when I blogged about it here. )  So I bought it, of course, and waited for the perfect fabric to come along.

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This ivory cotton eyelet fabric turned out to be the perfect option!  It has a breezy, summer feel to it and it’s such an old-fashioned, yet timeless material.

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The pattern itself was most enjoyable to work with.  Like many patterns of the day, this curved bodice seam was stitched in place by simply pressing under the raw edge and topstitching it to the adjoining bodice piece, rather than pinning the two fabric pieces right side together and sewing an bonafide seam.

ivory-eyelet-dress

I always love dresses with circular skirts, and this one looks perfect when worn with a crinoline petticoat underneath!  I tied on a peach satin ribbon sash since the outfit needed some sort of accesory, but it looks quite fine without a sash, too.

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On a scale of 1 to 5, I would certainly give this pattern a “5-star” review!  It is a rare design, so if you happen to find one like it I would recommend snatching it up as quickly as you can.  I love wearing this dress, and I may have to make another frock or two from this pattern!

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Here’s a group shot from my first England trip in 2009. I was in the white dress & green jacket.

As you may have guessed, I am sewing up a storm towards my England costume trip!  (Is it really less than three months away?  Wow!)   So all my spare hours are being taken up with sewing Regency gowns and every-day dresses to wear on the tour.   I haven’t had a huge amount of time for blogging lately, but rest assured that there will be an awful lot of costumes coming soon!

Until next time, happy sewing!

Katrina

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