Added Jul 6, 2011
Brooklyn, New Yo...
This was a really fun pattern to make, Butterick 4790. After I bought it I found several old versions of it in my grandma’s patterns, so it seems it was a popular style back then. I was lucky enough to find this beautiful fabric for $1.99 at Lorraine’s. It has a transparent geometric pattern to it so it needed to be lined, for a total of 10 yards! I couldn’t have afforded it without the bargain fabric.
I basically just made two dresses and sewed them together with the Bias tape edging. With the way the darts are done, I found it a little difficult to fit once I realized I had once again cut too big. I ended up having to take a lot in at the waist and it was hard to get it even. I used a nice stretchy elastic for the button loops in the front, it sits nicely and allows for a little bit of give while wearing it.
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