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May dress (the peanut butter one)

Added Dec 22, 2010

by macska

Wellington, New ...






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.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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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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