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Is anyone missing a necktie?

Added Nov 29, 2011

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Butterick 5707, Retro 1959: MISSES’ DRESS AND BELT: Dress has bias yoke and sleeve cut-in-one, shoulder pleat forming neckline drape, fitted bodice, gathered/darted waist, semi-fitted skirt, side zipper and self belt. A: self tie and sleeve darts.

This would be a great pattern for a beginner. There are not very many pieces to contend with and the instructions are very clear. Although, fabric choice might make the project to bit more challenging – I do feel like this dress requires fabric with great drape or it might look a bit shapeless.

I originally thought that the bow was an extension of the yoke. I should have realized that the two views were using the same pattern pieces, so this was not possible. Instead, a portion of the horizontal seam at the center front is left open, and a separate tie is used to shape the neckline. I ended up tacking the bow down to keep it from falling across the cut-out section (which is much smaller than the illustration suggests).

I started this a week ago and lost a bit of interest after cutting the pieces out, thinking the fabric pattern was not working, but I am very pleased with the finished result.

More pictures may be found over at my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

Material Notes

Silk Twill




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Nov 29, 2011, 04.45 PMby Testosterone

    Again, again, and again.

    You did it AGAIN!

    How you manage to find complex patterns I’d run from (arms flailing), and then make a dress so gorgeous I’d wear it, I’ll never know.

    That said, you have won the “It’s so sexy I’d wear it, and I’m a guy” award.

    Lauramae take a bow, because you managed to win it with a tea length dress, and I’m not a tea length kind of guy.

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    Nov 29, 2011, 12.09 PMby ronnielee

    I ordered this pattern just yesterday from a seller on Etsy. Might have to rethink about my fabric choice. Always good to have a heads up on a completed project.. Love your work Lauramae!

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