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Cherries Jubilee!

Added Sep 16, 2011

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Butterick 4792, Retro 1957: Misses’ Jacket, Dress and Belt: Above waist, loose-fitting, unlined jacket has collar and short dolman sleeves. Flared dress is mid-calf and has fitted, self-faced bodice, front neck casing, bodice back shoulder straps extend to front, forming front band, left side zipper, waist seam, gathered skirt is lined with attached petticoat ruffle, self-fabric belt with covered buckle.

Surprisingly enough, this pattern is quite easy, with detailed instructions included. The pattern might be a bit overwhelming for a first project, but a beginner could easily tackle this one with a bit of patience.

I love this pattern – big surprise, right?! I especially love the sectioned gathering on the skirt and the technique used to create a built in petticoat. And the fact that the netting is sandwiched between the two layers of fabric makes is super comfortable – no itchy synthetics next to the skin! The only drawback is that the dress is rather heavy and takes up quite a bit of space.

My only real complaint, if I had to come up with one, is that the jacket is unlined and the finishing technique leave something to be desired. There are obviously easy ways around this, and it is labeled “easy,” so I suppose Butterick did not want to add much difficulty to the pattern. However, because the dress is fully lined and finished off beautifully, the jacket just seems like an afterthought to the pattern.

More information and pictures may be found over at my “blog.”: http://lilacsandlace.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-every-day-affair-to-remember.html

Material Notes

Quilting Cotton




Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Oct 4, 2011, 11.42 PMby wardrobe-cat

    Beautiful! This is the sort of thing I need for my 16 yr old girl. Steam Punk it, maybe.

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    Sep 19, 2011, 10.36 AMby sophielophie

    What a gorgeous dress! Love the neckline and the fabric is just perfect for the look.

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    Sep 17, 2011, 10.56 PMby linen1

    Outrageous and inspiring!

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    Sep 17, 2011, 05.21 PMby tirrs

    so cute!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 03.38 PMby Sescún Marías

    Bought this Vogue pattern two years ago… didn’t know which fabric would suit the dress shape, thought it was such a “formal” pattern for a floral or fruity print… But I must confess cherry fabric makes this dress even cuter… Next summer I will try myself, thanks for sharing your result!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 12.10 PMby frkbustad

    Incredible gorgeous! Love the neckline! You look smashing!

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      Sep 16, 2011, 03.13 PMby tungufoss

      Totally agree, that neckline is amazing. Great job!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 06.20 AMby mollykatherine

    I Love it, and suprise suprise love the pattern too. I’ve made 2 of it already, myself. Though ihave never made the jacket and am now inspired too upon seeing yours. Great fabric choice on the dress, its very sweet!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 06.00 AMby luisa59

    Ohhh…..che bello!!! wonderful dress,i love it!!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 04.26 AMby sealtopaz

    I Love It!!!

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    Sep 16, 2011, 04.14 AMby leahfranqui

    First of all, this is magnificent, and second of all, when did you create a blog? I love it! I can’t wait to link it on my own blog! This is so gorgeous and flattering on you, magnificent.

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      Sep 16, 2011, 06.11 AMby lauramae

      Thank you so much! Last month I finally decided that it was time to start the blog. I am still figuring everything out, but I am very excited about it!

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