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When I see these snazzy vintage drawings from old patterns I get lured in. I guess it’s a combination of optimism and wishful thinking that gets me to buy into the idea my finished dress might actually look this screaming hot on me! We can dream can’t we?
Pattern: Butterick 6582 1960 Retro reissue
Fabric: Navy and white stretch woven gingham with white piping on neck and bows.
Construction notes: I had to redraft the neckline because it didn’t cross in the center front and the pleats messed up the drape so I removed them and just made the shoulders a bit narrower.I also skipped the facinghs and used bias tape instead . I sandwiched some piping in between the bias and the dress.
I tried to do my hair in a forties style here but it just ended up looking kind of dorky! However, I DO like how the dress turned out!
Here I am later in the weekend at a party in my new dress. When you wear a dress like this, you have to put on your “DIVA” attitude and just work it, bows and all!
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