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.
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.