Discontinued Beauties: Trashy Diva 40’s Kimono Dress

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Every now and again I pick up a dress on eBay, or a swap/sell FaceBook group that has been long discontinued by the manufacturer.  Sometimes it’s an older style that I’ve never got around to purchasing, other times it’s a style that I didn’t necessarily want until after seeing it styled in real life.  This dress certainly falls into the former category.

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The Seamstress Diaries: Butterik 6173

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I began sewing about 9 years ago and although I love creating my own garments I have a serious problem with finishing them.  After getting a gig writing for The Lingerie Addict, I found myself fully immersed in bringing these projects to completion.  Since my column at TLA means sewing several pieces to completion I decided that I should try and complete some individual projects.  So I purchased a bunch of $1.00 patterns and determined to create some non-lingerie garments for myself.  My first completed piece (well nearly completed, I still need to fix the closure)  is this re-released vintage Butterick Dress.

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