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Black Check Vintage Butterick 4873

Added Dec 8, 2010

by sewtessuti

Sydney, Australia






I discovered this gem of a pattern whilst browsing through my cousins vintage sewing pattern collection. I knew instinctively that this 70’s pattern Butterick 4873 was for me and going to be perfect made up in a linen.

I had this Linen/Viscose ‘Black Check’ from Tessuti Fabrics (of course!) earmarked for a sundress, so thought I’d try the pattern out in this linen blend first. Turned out to be the perfect dress for our
Christmas party last Sunday!

The pattern has a lovely double bib yoke front that extends to the back neck band. The front and back pieces are flared and cut on the bias. It was super easy to make and the only alteration I made to the pattern was to lower the neckline a little and eliminate the side pockets. The only tricky part would be sewing around the curved yoke edge, sewing it on by starting at centre front to each side one at a time helped get a nicer finish!The original 70’s size 10 pattern was perfect in size, as obviously all of the fit in this dress is in the top.

I’m thrilled with how it turned out and will definitely try this pattern out again…in colour!

Material Notes

3mts of Linen/Viscose ‘Black Check’, thread and hooks and eyes.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Dec 11, 2010, 11.12 AMby laceumbrella


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    Dec 9, 2010, 09.58 AMby mildlycrafty

    I love that pattern! I’ll have to keep my eye out for it at my local op-shops :)

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    Dec 9, 2010, 09.22 AMby zaarissima

    a wonderful dress! I love it!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.07 PMby Lora Martinez

    Lovely dress, great fit!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.18 PMby mamamodista

    I love this style of dress and your execution is great!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.54 PMby mahaila

    Looks great! I like the fall of the fabric from the yoke. The width of the yoke is nice too!

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