Added Jul 22, 2010
Tomorrow is my birthday, and for an early celebration I am posting this beautiful dress! The photos were taken at Ferry Beach, one of the many beaches less than 5 minutes from where I live on the coast of Maine. I am so fortunate to inhabit such a paradise!
This dress is based on the infamous Butterick 4790, with many modifications. Some of you may GASP when I say that I never made a muslin for this dress (in an effort to be more spontaneous/lazy). I have seen so many women use this pattern, only to contract “Saggyboob-Hunchback Syndrome”. To protect myself from succumbing to this unfortunate malady, I adjusted the angle of the wrap-around front to come up higher. In addition, the underlying front bodice was shortened a couple inches to tighten up the fit. I also filled in the scoop neck back, and I would advise all others to do the same!
I bought this fabric at least a year ago, and tossed it aside for a later date when I would have the patience to adjust the pattern. I don’t have any close-ups of the buttons, but they are vintage finds from a trip with my mother last summer. Perfect!
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer…now get to a beach!
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