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The Manhattan Dress

Added Jul 17, 2012

by bernieandi

Sydney, Australia






I dub this project “The Manhattan Dress” don’t ask me why :). I made this dress using the Butterick: 5032 Retro Dress pattern.
Initially the fit of the pattern was not great (particularly on the skirt). It took some work to get the fit right.

Learn more about my sewing projects on my blog!

Material Notes

For the outside of the dress I used printed quilting cotton (I know, I know). Bodice was lined with a cotton voile and the skirt was underlined with a bleached calico to give it more durability. Whist making this dress I discovered I LOVE underling skirts.




Garment Type


Butterick 5032

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    Jul 25, 2012, 09.11 AMby kess

    very cute and flattering!

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    Jul 17, 2012, 11.06 PMby poldapop

    Lovely dress – I’ll definitely check out your blog!

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    Jul 17, 2012, 09.18 PMby RuellaDesigns

    great job!

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      Jul 24, 2012, 01.24 PMby bernieandi

      Thank you :)

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    Jul 17, 2012, 05.52 PMby aeira

    great dress and great wall behind :) cool colors- I really like it

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      Jul 24, 2012, 01.25 PMby bernieandi

      Thats nice of you to say! Thanks

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    Jul 17, 2012, 07.04 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress and great fabric choice xx

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      Jul 24, 2012, 01.25 PMby bernieandi

      Thank you muchly xx!

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