For this dress I used Butterick Retro pattern, however due to a serious lack of time I didn’t finish the neckline properly in that I opted for a plain round neckline instead of the v cut outs and I didn’t make the belt. I also didn’t line it but with this material I didn’t need to. Despite being a rush job and needing a little tweaking here and there I actually love this dress to bits and these photos don’t really do it justice. Hotel lighting isn’t the greatest. Seriously why is all bedside lamps???
I saw someone else with a satin version of this dress whilst I was there but I have to say I prefer cotton which is what I used and this start print is amazing. I think I paid about £5 a metre for this fabric and bought loads of it intended for another dress because I had another fabric in mind for this one but took so long getting round to buying it, it sold out!
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The construction of this dress is relatively easy and I’m liking the side zip because it meant I didn’t have to do any adjustments to the back like I usually have to.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I’m thinking I could definitely hack the skirt of this pattern to make a strappy top version of this for summer with some tropical inspired material.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js I also really like the length of this dress, it’s just right. Like I said I really love this pattern and will definitely be making a few more for my wardrobe.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js My major treat from our trip were these shoes from Lucky Lou Shoes. I’ve coveted a pair of carved heels for like ever now and this are so comfy!
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Handbag is vintage. Most of my vintage is actually handbags, head scarves and jewellery because I find it hard to get clothes that I like that fit.
And this item is my first towards my Vintage Pledge challenge!
Pattern – B5880 Retro Butterick ’51
Material – Black Viscose with Star Print
Size -40 bust
Notes: Modified the neckline to a plain neckline.
Post Title -Release The Stars by Rufus Wainright