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An Evening in Red

Added Jun 11, 2013

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Butterick 6410: Misses’ Jacket & Dress: Close-fitting jacket, above waist has shoulder pads, raised neck, attached tie, hook/eye closing and long sleeves. Semi-fitted, slightly flared dress, floor length has raised neck/waist, contrast bodice, cap sleeves, princess seams and side zipper. Both garments are lined. Purchased purse.

This is a very well-drafted pattern. There are some corners to match up, but this is a very easy pattern to put together – which was a good thing because I was very limited on time!

That being said, the pattern envelope mentions a pair of shoulder pads for the jacket, but the instructions never mention them. Oopsie! I think they add something to the silhouette, so I made myself a pair. I have a little tutorial over on my blog, if you are interested. Just remember to baste them in before attaching the lining!

I just adore this pattern – I cannot believe it took me this long to make this up! It really is a shame that this one is out of print. This is one of the more accessible retro designs, and I am not sure why it disappeared so quickly.

I decided to use an invisible zipper because the design is rather streamlined, and I thought it would work better than a lapped zipper application. There is no belt to keep that zipper flap flat, and I am pleased with my decision. A strip of organza helped with zipper insertion – it stabilizes the opening brilliantly.

I already have ideas for the next version I would like to make – it will just depend on an occasion and finding the fabrics! I would highly recommend this pattern if you can get your hand on it – and be sure to pull it out if it is hiding in your stash of patterns.

I am thrilled with how this one came out!

And as always, more pictures and info may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Rayon Jacquard and Velvet




Garment Type

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    Jun 27, 2013, 07.08 PMby kittydarling

    This is beautiful. Is that a current reproduction pattern?

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      Jun 27, 2013, 10.23 PMby lauramae

      It is a repro pattern, but it is an old one, and currently out of print.

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    Jun 16, 2013, 10.50 PMby flowergirl22

    really lovely,, love the black brocade jacket with it,

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    Jun 12, 2013, 11.49 PMby LynSea

    Impressive. You look lovely in red.

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    Jun 11, 2013, 11.07 PMby byrdiesews

    This is so pretty and elegant!

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    Jun 11, 2013, 09.45 AMby freakusbzzz

    It looks divine on you, you suit bright colours

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    Jun 11, 2013, 07.41 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks fabulous on you. Great fabric choice as well x

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