Added Dec 24, 2010
Wellington, New ...
The January dress from my 12 Months of Dresses project. (Yes, it’s been nearly a year since I made this, and I’ve only just gotten around to getting a photo of it. Oops!)
Made from a re-released 1957 Butterick pattern. (B4792.)
Slightly unusual pattern – the shoulder straps join at the center front, and the front bodice and it’s lining are folded over the top to create the gathered neckline.
If (when) I make this up again, I’d use a much lighter lining fabric, as the bodice front sits a bit too stiffly for the pattern. (I used a poplin lining – next time I’ll use a taffeta instead.)
One day I’ll get around to making the belt in the same fabric to go with it, but in the meantime it’s getting paired with a blue belt from another dress. :-)
Craft cotton, with a poplin lining on the front bodice.