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Dress #33 -- Butterick 5880 (1951 reproduction) and Simplicity 4751 (1954)

This dress is not one of my favorites. I thought it would be a challenge to make, but it was really easy and quick. The rundown: I lined the bodice, but decided to not line the skirt and it is just fine. I'm glad I didn't -- the hem on this dress is so narrow I can't take full strides and it squishes my boobs when putting it on! I couldn't imagine adding more bulk to that. A slip is just fine. I hand sewed the bunches at the side. The pattern has you do it by machine, but I found hand to be easier and looks better. As I knew it would, the neckline gapes on me. I have narrow shoulders and collarbone area, but large boobs (36D). If it fits the bust, it ain't gonna fit the shoulders and my skills aren't good enough to fix this yet. DAT HEM! Jesus! It's so narrow! I can't take full strides and I feel like I'm wearing a hobble Maybe this dress would be better made out of a stretchy material. The skirt is really, really…

Dress of the Century: 1960-1969

I haven't been sewing the past couple weeks. I have fabric, but no pattern that I feel corresponds with what I have, lol. So instead, let's do the next segment in the Dress of the Century series. The sixties!! I made a 60s fashion time line in this post, but I'll use different pictures for this post. So....double the sixties!!! 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969