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May dress (the peanut butter one)

Added Dec 22, 2010

by macska

Wellington, New ...

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Why is the May dress the peanut butter one? Because it’s all yellow and brown. Which kinda reminds me of Reece’s peanut butter cups. (Yum!) See what I mean?

The May (peanut butter) dress is made from a re-released Butterick pattern from 1952. (Butterick B5033.)

The bodice is close-fitting, with an odd cut-out in the middle and a high neckline at the back. Fitted waistline at the natural waist. The (very full) skirt has pleats in the front, and flares out a lot. Fastens with an invisible zipper and hook and eye in the center back.

The fabric is a blend of something (I’m not entirely sure what) which conveniently doesn’t need ironing (making it perfect for a going-out-for-dinner dress if you head away somewhere, as you can just throw it in your suitcase! So this dress has been to a ballet in Slovakia and the opera in Hungary with me, making it the most well-traveled of the 12 months of dresses so far.)

I meant to adjust the pattern and include in-seam pockets on each side, but completely forgot to add them. I may go and do this at some point, as pockets in dresses are awesome. :-)

I’ve since made a basic narrow belt for the dress in the same fabric.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage
Material
Blends

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  • J_s_painting_large

    Dec 23, 2010, 03.28 PMby lizajane09

    Lovely! The neckline is very cool and it looks like it fits perfectly.

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      Dec 23, 2010, 07.32 PMby macska

      Thanks! :-)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 04.41 PMby chillwear

    Love it! Love the vintage look.

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      Dec 23, 2010, 07.21 AMby macska

      Thank you! :-)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 10.20 AMby kat21

    that is so cool! I love the neckline.

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      Dec 23, 2010, 07.22 AMby macska

      Thanks! :-) I wasn’t too sure about the neckline until I’d made it up, and then decided it works quite well. (It also seems to confuse quite a few boys – the don’t ‘get’ the style of it, which I find rather amusing!)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 09.44 AMby analogue

    Stunning dress! It looks great on you!

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      Dec 23, 2010, 07.22 AMby macska

      Thanks! :-)

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    Dec 22, 2010, 08.45 AMby zaarissima

    absolutly beautiful! I love it very much!

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      Dec 22, 2010, 08.51 AMby macska

      Thanks! :-)

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