Ok so my love for the classic shape of Butterick pattern 5603 (modified) has been well established. Making the re-fashioned pattern three times will do that.
But now it's just getting annoying. Seriously, I'm starting to creep my self out now after making this silouhette for the fourth time. It's like a sickness. Even my tired pattern pieces are giving me a concerned look:
Butterick Pattern (BP): "Oh honey, I don't know how to say this, but I think we need a break."
Me: "What? But we're meant to be together! We're made for each other."
BP: "Actually no, this is really awkward but ... I was made for a mass commercial market. Millions of people actually."
Me: *Gasp* "No! BP5603 you floozy!"
Though perhaps the fact that I think my pattern pieces are talking to me is of a more serious concern.
I made this dress in a 100% wool crepe that I purchased on my recent trip to Washington D.C.
This fabric has such a wonderful drape and feels like heaven. It's also a dream to sew with. Every time my Janome sunk it's teeth into the fabric, Marvin Gaye's 'Let's get it on' inexplicably started playing.
I made a sweet little collar out of left over lace that I purchased from Tessuti Fabrics a while ago. I had previously used the lace to make this dress:
I fully lined the dress and added sleeves.
The bodice also features a V shaped back.
... and the perfect vintage accessory, a beautiful brooch.
Don't you think the brooch just makes the dress?! The wonderful Lorraine from Ruemiraldi is also a lover of vintage accessories and personally picked a stunning brooch for me from her fabulous online vintage accessories store.
The best part? She has also given me three extra beautiful vintage brooches to give away to three of my lovely readers! True story! Release the give away streamers!
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The thing that keeps drawing me back to this dress is the flattering vintage shape.
So here are the other dresses I have made using Butterick 5603. On all four I drafted my own skirt for a more pencil look. You can see how I made the alterations here.
Click on the photos if you want to see the full blog post.
In honour of the yellow of this dress, I thought I'd leave you all with one of my favourite songs. This song is also called 'Yellow' and is sung by the beautiful and gifted artist India Arie. The YouTube clip is below.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!