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Added Aug 16, 2013

by brownlow3

Dalhart, Texas, ...






I made this dress in March of 2012 right after my hysterectomy. I needed a comfy dress that would help camouflage my swelling. This pattern a old Butterick 5307 was larger than my other patterns (a size up) so it made the cut. I skipped the zip and instead added a button, my reach was not so good then. I also shortened it by 12 inches so it would be knee length on me. I added some lace trim to the bottom of dress. I don’t wear it often now, its real loose all over. I made option “C”. Second to last picture my husband snapped of me wearing dress about 2 months after my surgery.

Material Notes

Pattern Butterick 5307 (1950s I think)
1 1/2 yard cotton fabric that I was saving for a quilt
1 pretty red button




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Aug 17, 2013, 10.40 PMby flowergirl22

    tha really turned out well,, hope you are feeling better now,,

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    Aug 17, 2013, 08.48 AMby bethmaryharley

    Pretty fabric and I like the detail around the neck! I hope you’re feeling better now!

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      Aug 17, 2013, 04.49 PMby brownlow3

      Thank you! The neck detail is what drew me to the pattern, that and it looked like a quick and easy project.
      I am much better now, the hardest recovery I have ever had to go through, but it was a small price to pay for staying healthy.

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      Aug 18, 2013, 06.29 AMby bethmaryharley

      Glad to hear you’re feeling better! Sounds like you’re well on the way to recovery and lots more pretty sewing projects!

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