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The Perfect Afternoon for a Mint Julep

Added Sep 23, 2011

by lauramae

Novato, Californ...






Butterick 5209, Retro 1947: MISSES’ DRESS: Halter or cap sleeve dress, below mid-knee length, has side zipper, fitted self-lined bodice and flared, gathered skirt.

The step by step instructions are well thought out and include great diagrams so that anyone with a bit of sewing experience will do just fine with this pattern.

I absolutely love the look of this pattern. I am pleased that I decided to go for the sleeved version.

I added my standard 3/4" to the torso length. I also substituted an invisible zipper for the suggested standard zipper. If I was to make this up again, I would make sure to place the side zipper a bit higher (closer to the armhole) to make it easier to get in and out of!

I am sure that I will pull this pattern out again at some point in the future. For now, there are just too many other projects to complete! But I would highly recommend it.

I love this dress! I think that the fabric really makes it special.

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

Material Notes

*Cotton/silk floral jacquard *Invisible zipper




Garment Type
Classic, Vintage

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    Sep 26, 2011, 09.26 AMby natfraga


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    Sep 25, 2011, 02.07 AMby Kathy Lamont

    This is beautiful! the colour is gorgeous and the fit is perfect. well done!

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    Sep 25, 2011, 01.38 AMby melonhead

    Soooo pretty!! I love the color and the dress looks AH-mazing on you!! :) Beautiful job!

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    Sep 24, 2011, 08.49 PMby janene

    Oh this is my favourite dress of the day. I have been waiting for the website to sort out its server problems so I can post a comment to you. Its so beautifully made and so flattering. I love the midriff section. Thank you for relaying how painless it was to put together. I might have to add this to my never ending project list now!

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    Sep 24, 2011, 12.22 AMby datstylin

    Really really good work!

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    Sep 23, 2011, 10.25 PMby jasmine77

    It looks great on you.

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    Sep 23, 2011, 09.07 PMby jacquipardue

    aw, you look lovely!

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    Sep 23, 2011, 08.56 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    charming! very feminin and stylish.love it!

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