Thursday, February 25, 2010

Butterick 5032 (another Stash Buster)

Butterick 5032 the retro '52 re-issue


This is the first vintage re-issue pattern that I have ever sewn. I think the re-issue patterns have been graded up for modern sizing. Based on my measurements, my hips, bust and waist were three different sizes (8, 10 and 12) so I cut a size 12 to be on the safe side.


Butterick 5032


This fabric has been sittting in my stash for over a year because I wasn't sure what to use it for. I bought 2 metres so this was the only pattern I have that would fit the fabric. It was relatively simple to put together. I changed the position of the front darts and the length of the skirt. I also added a bow to the front because it was a bit plain for my taste.

(Please excuse the wrinkles, I wore it to uni today).


Bow

16 comments:

  1. This dress is really cute! Love it!

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  2. I would love to have the same dress, it's lovely! And yes, the shoes are too cute^^.

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  3. I love that dress and the bow is just perfect!!! I love those shoes, too.

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  4. It’s gorgeous, love the bow!

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  5. beautiful dress and well-suited for spring. it's PERFECT.

    have you thought of re-creating custom vintage clothes for a living? i think you'll be a hit!

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  6. Very pretty dress, LOVE the fabric!

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  7. Thanks everyone. The shoes are from Urban Originals.

    Katrina- No I haven't. I love sewing but I look at it more as a hobby. At this stage I really enjoy what I'm studying so I will probably head into that field.

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  8. I LOVE this dress, love it, love it, love it, love it. Ok, Ill stop now! jajaja. I would agree with katrina, haven't you ever considered making a little etsy shop or something? I would looove to have a dress like this one or any of your other designs! you have so much talent!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks so much Marie! I study full time and find it difficult to find enough time to sew for myself so at this point sewing things to sell would be almost impossible. Maybe one day though.

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  10. Stunning!!!!
    And those shoes!!!! Arrghhh!!!!

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  11. Wow I love it! I have this pattern sitting around and I didn't know how it would look on me but this looks great!! I love the floral print and the bow. And the yellow shoes of course!

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  12. I can't believe it has taken me this long to come across your blog - I just love it! Your sewing skills are awe-inspiring, and I love your vintage style. Also, it's so cool to come across a fellow Kiwi. :)

    Stop by and say hi if you get the chance!

    Andrea xx

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  13. After reading through your archives, I've just realised that we live in the same city! I am ridiculously excited. :)

    Isn't Tete a Tete great? I just love Warren and Vanessa.

    Andrea

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  14. You live in Chch? That's awesome. I hardly ever see anyone here that wears/loves vintage. Tete a Tete is the best. They have such amazing clothes and the owners are lovely. I have to stop myself going in there too much because otherwise I'd spend all my money.

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  15. I found your blog on sew retro. I love this dress. I'm just getting into sewing and I hope I can make something as cute as this!!

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