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Retro Butterick ’53 5708 Is DONE!!!




Well… I guess it turned out OK. I am NOT crazy about the fit in the shoulders. I am not a linebacker, people.. LOL I maybe have a little extra (OK, A LOT extra) fluff to me but it’s not in my shoulders! LOL Well, maybe a little bit but not THAT much. ;)

Anyway, the pattern was extremely easy. Easy to follow, easy to sew, easy all the way around. If you are looking for a retro pattern to start with this would be the one I suggest. The bodice is fully lined so it makes it much easier. No rolled hems! ;)  The fit is great everywhere (EXCEPT THE SHOULDERS).

I really like the fabric I used. I like the way it feels and they way it “took”, if you know what I mean… LOL  I will definitely be making this one again in the future. And next time I will know to add a couple of darts! ;)

I wish the pictures would show the colors better. :/ That yellow is awesome with the red flower detail!! LOL

Here, this shows the fabric better –


And here is the dress actually on me. (Cringing at pictures of myself.)


Yep, I have the ARMS of a linebacker, just not the shoulders. LOL!!

Snot!! She didn’t get my shoes in the shot!! I got them FREE from Sears and I <3 them!!!




Tonight I will be working on something for c1. I have no idea what to call it… Maybe a skort all??? Just a skort? A dress/skort with a vintage feel?? Maybe you can help me with the name tomorrow. I’ll be putting up a tutorial for it. ;)

This is fabric I’ll be using-

I hope it turns out the way I have it in my mind…. LOL

And that the cats leave me in peace… SNORT! That will never happen! Who am I trying to kid?????

So, what are YOU working on??? Leave me a comment!

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