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Butterick: 5208 (Misses' one-piece dress) - Type:Dresses
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Review rated Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
Reviewed by:meggipeg
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Posted on:11/30/13 8:56 AM
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Butterick: 5208 by meggipeg  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
'Loose-fitting, slightly A-line dress with front zipper closing, has shaped collar and square armholes. Pockets in side front seams. Optional purchased belt and scarf.' This is a vintage pattern from the 1960s or 70s.
Pattern Sizing:
Size 14, bust 36".
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I changed it a bit, but yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. I wondered about vintage instructions, but they were fine.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pattern was much longer that the picture on the envelope, so I fiddled a bit to make sure the length was going to be right. Otherwise I loved the pattern, especially the pockets in the front seam and the zip.
Fabric Used:
I used a linen blend in gold for the main part of the dress and a goldy-coloured kit fabric for the side panels.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I left off the collar for a more modern look, moved the bust darts, topstitched all the seams, reduced the length and added a knit fabric panel to the hem. I needed to take in the knit fabric side seams, probably due to the stretchiness of the fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I may sew this again as it's such a cute little dress and also very comfortable. I would like a more casual version next time. I definitely recommend this dress.
Conclusion:
I am very pleased with my first foray into vintage sewing. Thank you to Pattern Review for inspiring me with your vintage sewing contest, or I may never have done it!
Please visit my blog for lots more pictures and information.
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VivianZ said...
Very cute retro dress!
11/30/13 9:30 AM
Rhoda K said...
This is so nice - I made one similar back in the 70s and loved it.
11/30/13 9:36 AM
julibet said...
the bottom knit band just makes this dress. Isn't it great when a problem--like a fabric shortage-- forces a deviation from the expected! This is just beautiful.
11/30/13 10:47 AM
Quickie said...
This dress is nice on you
11/30/13 12:01 PM
ASiverson said...
Gorgeous dress, TFS!
11/30/13 12:18 PM
Fully Busted said...
Love it!
11/30/13 12:47 PM
canei said...
Nice!
11/30/13 12:47 PM
SewWil said...
Super cute dress!
11/30/13 3:41 PM
HDWen said...
Such a darling dress on you, and I liked your blog about this! Good luck and Congrats on your Vintage yet so current stylish dress!
11/30/13 4:45 PM
velosewer said...
That's a timeless classic Meg.
11/30/13 5:28 PM
wendyrb said...
Perfect combination of pattern, fabrics and you.
11/30/13 5:42 PM
cocosloft said...
So pretty! love the simple lines and casual look.
12/1/13 4:41 AM
HawkeMorningStar7 said...
Lovely dress, retro but so wearable now. Wonderful style lines , especially knit hem band
12/1/13 11:45 AM
JetSetSewing said...
Nice job on a "kicky" dress as we used to say. It reminded me of how much fun those dresses were to wear after years of scratchy 50s crinolines!
12/1/13 12:25 PM
Margaret said...
Great-looking dress!
12/8/13 6:39 AM
butterflyfly said...
Such a nice little dress! Looks lovely on you!
12/8/13 11:17 AM
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