Butterick 5281

Added Feb 13, 2012

by laurenp

London, United K...

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Description

A pattern originally from 1946, I’ve had this a while and never known what to do with it. I was a little bit scared too, as a few people rated this as quite difficult.
I fell in love with some really nice blue and burgundy striped handwoven cotton on Goldhawk Road, and didn’t look back. I am very pleased with the outcome, and look forward to wearing this when it’s a bit warmer here.

It’s fully lined, which is always nice, and was fairly easy to do, although a little bit time consuming. The instructions were really good, and I didn’t struggle to understand anything on it (usually I have a moment with most vintage patterns). The details are nice, like the front skirt panel, and the little square neckline. The fit is a bit different than I’m used to, but I think I like it.

p.s. Please excuse my tatty slippers.

Material Notes

Handwoven cotton, (probably polyester) satin lining, old zip and some little press studs.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Material
Cotton, Polyester

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    Feb 14, 2012, 12.45 AMby Emma Rainbow

    So flattering and much prettier than the drawings on the original pattern.Love it!

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    Feb 13, 2012, 06.50 PMby sala22

    I totally want this pattern now! Amazing job!

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    Feb 13, 2012, 06.42 PMby skeeler

    Great dress; I love it!

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