Cabbage Rose

Added Nov 12, 2012

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...

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Butterick 5281: MISSES’ DRESS AND BELT: Semi-fitted, lined, below mid-knee length dresses A, B have waistline seam, left shoulder yoke, right shoulder pleats, back bodice with darts, slightly flared, side zipper closing and shoulder pads. A: button trim and long sleeves with hook and eye closing. B: cap sleeves and belt.

I love all the 40s details of this dress. The neck is too small to get over the head, so one of the sides opens and closes with snaps. So clever!

The most significant change I made to the pattern was my fabric layout. In order to utilize the rose/border print effectively, I had to switch from grain to cross grain quite a few times. It was also clear that I would not have enough of my rose print to make an entire dress, so I had to incorporate the border. The border print is edged on one side and this took some doing!

I love this dress, especially the color of the rose print!

More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Rayon Twill

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Vintage
Material
Rayon

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    Nov 12, 2012, 10.57 PMby vestiphobia

    That fabric is absolutely gorgeous:) And you look wonderful in it!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 10.12 PMby Mary Athey

    Its gorgeous. I love your pattern. is this a retro one or an old one?? the dress is stunning on you x

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