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Red Sheath Dress

Added Jul 19, 2011

by uepsillon

Lucerne, Switzer...






Made this from a vintage Butterick pattern (2952) from the sixties. It was a pretty straightforward project, and it’s a nice basic to add to my wardrobe :) This won’t be my last red dress, I’m afraid I’m a little obsessed :)

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Material Notes





Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage

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    Aug 19, 2011, 09.57 PMby ichigogirl

    Gorgeous dress, and thanks for posting a picture of the pattern envelope, always interesting to see it when the pattern is vintage. It suits you perfectly!

    You pictures make me very curious! That cupboard looks just like traditional cupboards from the part of northern Sweden where I grew up (google “Jämtlandsskåp”). They’re very provincial, and often sell for a fortune. Is you family from Sweden? If so, and you didn’t already know, take good care of it :-)! If not I wonder if there are the same kind of cupboards in Switzerland… (I did find textiles in Laos almost identical to preserved Viking textiles, weird!).

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      Aug 21, 2011, 05.20 PMby uepsillon

      Thank you :)

      I googled it, and I think ours is a little different It actually has an inscription on the top, I think it was made in 1818 for johann georg rehm and katharina edlen (at least those are the names at the top of the doors…). My parents have had it for a long time, it’s probably been in the family for a while, but I don’t think I’m related to the original owners. Maybe it’s from germany? It could be from sweden too though… thank you for your comment about it, I always wondered who those two people were when I was little. maybe I should investigate!

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    Jul 29, 2011, 11.12 AMby nikkishell


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    Jul 29, 2011, 02.54 AMby nouvellegamine

    beautiful dress!

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    Jul 28, 2011, 11.05 PMby Irina Schwab

    A red dress is .. forever. I love your photo montage, shows how imaginative and stylish you are.

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    Jul 28, 2011, 06.44 PMby designerbag917

    Love it! I am a big fan of retro/vintage patterns…Great Job!

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    Jul 28, 2011, 06.01 PMby HartsFabricSewingGroup

    LOVE it!

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    Jul 28, 2011, 05.01 PMby tirrs

    Love it!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.05 PMby cyndi-de-crafti

    I love the neckline. Simple but elegant.

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    Jul 27, 2011, 03.52 PMby aleah

    Simply stunning.

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    Jul 27, 2011, 02.48 PMby archanav

    absolutely lovely…. the red belt is amazing.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 03.01 AMby trploceanmoon


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    Jul 25, 2011, 09.39 PMby vasgarcia

    This is gorgeous!

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    Jul 24, 2011, 11.38 AMby SewingBeautifully

    I love it! Very elegant. I want one just like this!! Thanks for sharing the pattern number I will keep a look out for it.

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    Jul 22, 2011, 11.45 AMby urbandon

    Nice clean lines. Amazing what a couple of inches of the length do. Very nice.

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    Jul 20, 2011, 11.56 AMby Ywea

    how nice :)

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    Jul 20, 2011, 06.40 AMby toupinette

    very retro and classy! fit you well!

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      Jul 20, 2011, 03.07 PMby uepsillon

      thank you :)

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    Jul 20, 2011, 03.28 AMby Testosterone

    You clearly understand proportion.

    Now THAT is a dress.

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      Jul 20, 2011, 03.06 PMby uepsillon

      haha, thank you! :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.55 PMby freakusbzzz

    I love your hair!

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      Jul 20, 2011, 03.05 PMby uepsillon

      haha, thanks I just got it cut :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.27 PMby mojo elgin


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      Jul 20, 2011, 03.05 PMby uepsillon

      thanks :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.17 PMby baka-pepica

    amazing , really WOW 1 pictures and everything is so retro!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.35 PMby Lucha Suarez

    I’ obsessed with red as well! This looks amazing on you, so chic!

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      Jul 20, 2011, 03.05 PMby uepsillon

      thank you :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.06 PMby turtlegirl00

    love it! and the shoes!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 08.06 PMby LimeSoda

    Well done and that’s a lovely red on you. I’ve just started collecting vintage patterns and that’s getting to be MY addiction ;-0

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      Jul 20, 2011, 03.05 PMby uepsillon

      Thank you :) Oh yes, vintage patterns… The envelopes are just so lovely!

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