Release The Stars

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???

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

Style -Retro/Vintage

Size -40 bust

Notes: Modified the neckline to a plain neckline.

Post Title -Release The Stars by Rufus Wainright