Reproduction patterns are a wonderful way to dip reluctant toes into sewing vintage, so I'm happy to be sharing this lovely 1950s-inspired dress by Kacy of Miss Kacy Sews today. She's chosen a very pretty floral print for her #VPJuly contribution and speaks highly of the pattern and its instructions.
Whew, Butterick B6055, great pattern, beautiful dress. I am living for this dress right now! This pattern is one of the patterns in Butterick’s Retro collection from 1950. Super quick and easy pattern. Easy to read and super simple to follow.
I was worried that because of the collar it would be difficult but not at all, the directions walk you right through the harder parts and it went together like a breeze. I would certainly recommend this pattern if you’re on the fence about it. I sewed a 14 in the shoulders and top of the bodice, 16 at the waist of the bodice and a 16 skirt.
I chose this pattern because I loved the pockets!! I mean seriously, these pockets are the stuff!!
I used a lovely, bright floral fabric from my stash. I’m pretty sure I got the fabric on clearance for either $2 or $2.50 a yard! All notions were also from my stash.
All in all, I think this took about 6 hours total start to finish. I love this pattern and I will be making it again. I would like to make another in a solid colour, perhaps without the sleeves. I think this dress is a very flattering fit for my body type and I’m very pleased with how it came out! Here’s the finished dress!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my #VintagePledge make, I know I’ve enjoyed seeing everyone else's!