I love the retro vibe, but I do not have many things in my closet that could be classified as vintage styling. I think I just might change that! I fell in love with this Butterick pattern, and decided it would be a fun dress to make and wear at the ASG Fashion Show. So I found some darling Betsy Johnson embroidered cotton black dot fabric that suited this pattern to a T, and made up a quick muslin of the top to check the placement of that V-neckline. It needed a little adjusting and I was all set.
Well, naturally life got in the way a little bit. The fashion show is a week from tomorrow, and I had no wearable dress! Yesterday became my scheduled “complete the dress or die” day. 🙂
Here it is – minus the completed hem! Since the skirt is on the bias it needs to hang for a good 24 hours before I can mark it, so my plan is to get it marked tomorrow morning, and whip out a quick narrow hem just like the finish I did on the tie ends. Achievable, right? 😉
One of the things I liked about this pattern was the dress has a full back – which of course means I can still wear a bra but it looks like a halter-ish style from the front. And I double-heart the tie in the back!