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 it 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!
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.
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. 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.
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!
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