Friday, August 07, 2009

A Cotton Dress: Vintage Butterick 4575


Sweet reader Linda T. sent me a box of totally charming vintage patterns. This beauty was the first one of many I'll make up. Love the kimono sleeves which make the bodice so easy to put together! And the unpressed pleats in the skirt hide a darling little snap placket that runs up the side of the bodice.


I've always used belting for these matching belts but couldn't get any this week, so I used cotton webbing strap (sold as bag handles) and covered that with fabric. Used one of my last silly rhinestone buckles--that sparkle is just the thing when I'm doing laundry!

21 comments:

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, that is so lovely and feminine! I especially like the fabric. Only you Anna, can pull of a look like this and make it look so contemporary and chic!

YayaOrchid said...

P.S. I ♥ your shoes! What brand are they? They look comfortable as well as pretty.

...they call me mommy... said...

How cute is that! :-) I SOOOOO wanna learn to sew...*insert major whining here*!!!!

CUTE! :)

Lisateresa said...

Isn't that pretty!! I so enjoy seeing your dresses. And I love those shoes, too, but Anna - it's summer - do you ever wear sandals?
(I have a thing about sandals myself, so I suppose that's why I'm thinking of it.)

Linda said...

You look absolutely darling. I love that style.

Bethany Hudson said...

Darling is the only word for it. Could you be any sweeter?

Martha A. said...

I love it! I wish I could pull that off!

Rhonda said...

I love the style, love the color, love the sparkle of the buckle!! You did an amazing job with that great pattern.

Chas said...

I wish I had about 6 of those in different colors. I would wear one EVERY day!
I adore the 'put together' look. Amazing job, just beautiful.


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Carla said...

What a cute dress you have made of this pattern! Pink looks really good on you, Anna. And I must comment on the pattern. When I was a girl in the 50s my mother's only summer church dress was a black and white check, very similar to this pattern. She made it herself, of course, and although I'm sure she was quite tired of it, I thought it looked so adorable on her. It may have been this Butterick pattern for all I know. Thanks for the memories!

Sharon said...

What a blessing you received! The dress looks wonderful and I love your choice of fabric. Pink suits you :)

Have a blessed weekend Anna!

Sharon

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Angela said...

great print for that pattern. the color is very cheery and feminine and the dress looks great on you!

BethAnn said...

Wow! that is my favorite dress so far!

{Life Is Good} said...

Love this!
I am finally seriously considering learning to sew. What advice would you give a mom who desperately wants to teach her girls to sew and make them some clothing but has NEVER done it before.

Lynne in NC said...

lovely, lovely, lovely.

Anonymous said...

Anna-
This is my favorite dress I think I've ever seen on your blog! So crisp and perfect!!! I think wearing this would make me want to do the laundry!!! :)

In Christ,
Dawn

A.D. said...

So pretty on you! I like it better on you than on the pattern front.

Rona's Home Page said...

What a beautiful dress.

Kelli said...

I love that style dress. I wish I could wear something like that. Love the little belt buckle :)

Amber S. said...

Very Cute and feminine!

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