Turquoise Treasure Pin Up Dress

fullsizeoutput_24a0What Pattern did you use? I used  Patterns by Gertie for Butterick  _ 5953. It is a fitted vintage inspired wrap dress with front bands, and a slightly shaped right front. The left front crosses underneath the right and ties to the side seam. There is a button closure on the right front side. The sleeves can be long or just above the elbow. There is also a godet in the back.fullsizeoutput_24a3What fabric did you use? Why did you choose it? I used a solid turquoise linen fabric, and a coordinating tone on tone cotton fabric.  I used the cotton fabric for the row of buttons on the side front, the front bands, and the godet in the back. I loved the color of view B on the pattern envelope so I used that for my inspiration, and the shorter sleeves on view A which are a better fit for my lifestyle and climate. fullsizeoutput_2493Would you recommend the pattern? Would you change anything next time?  I recommend the pattern because it is an easy construction with good step by step instructions. The added details: covered buttons, front bands, and godet make it look more couture. It does have a low-cut neckline, that can be somewhat revealing. I used a bit of fashion tape to keep the dress from gaping open too much. I got a thumbs up from my hubby, so you might see me in it! The only thing I would change is an adjustment to the depth of the neckline if I were to make it again. I don’t think I will though, one dress like this is enough.fullsizeoutput_2498Any interesting details? The pattern called for 1 inch buttons. I purchased 7/8 inch buttons that you cover. I used the same fabric for the buttons, front bands, and godet. It looks really pretty and totally unique.fullsizeoutput_2496What do you think of your finished garment? I’m very pleased with the fit and style, and I love all of the unique details such as the covered buttons and the godet in the back. I chose it because it is different than what I usually sew for myself. It was fun to make, and the result was exceptional! fullsizeoutput_2490First worn? I modeled it for pictures while my daughter was visiting us. She snapped the photos in our backyard in front of our colorful maple tree, that just happens to be crimson red this time of year.

Happy Sewing!


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6 Responses to Turquoise Treasure Pin Up Dress

  1. Anny says:

    You look awesome! Great job on such a pretty dress!


  2. Patti Lehner says:

    You look great in this sassy little dress! Wonderful color for you.


  3. Siobhan S says:

    I followed you here from The Monthly Stitch. This dress is stunning! You did such a good job of it. I love the coordinating fabrics you used.


  4. What a beautiful dress, you look so lovely in it. I like all the sweet touches with the contrasting (but matching) cotton. Hoping to have a maple tree for next year, the fall color is just magnificent. And it’s too bad I don’t quilt, that mini quilt is grand.


  5. Colesworth says:

    Some lovely details in this dress – very nicely done ;o)


  6. That is a lovely pattern and your fabric choices made it a beautiful dress! Nice work!


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