Every girl needs a little black dress, right? Here is my first vintage styled rendition Butterick 5880. It was just the thing for this year’s Commemoration of the Lord’s Evening Meal.
Hubby took photos graciously. Imagine when I saw they are blurred, argghhh; bless his heart. Well, this is what I have to work with and share with you all.
The front bodice of this frock really rocked my boat. The double bust darts, mmmmm good.
I was a tad worried about doing it justice; however, it was not that difficult to achieve. Interfacing is placed at the neckline and there is a facing with stitching lines indicated for the points. Voila! I really, really, like that neckline detail.
Anything asymmetrical catches my eye too. The way the fabric is pleated and gently falls on the left hip, oooh laa laaa. I wanted this photo to really stand out. Alas, it’s blurred too.
- Crepe fabric – Online purchase; maybe around $15.99
- Vintage leather soled shoes -thrift store purchase. I forgot the price but trust me, they were not overly expensive
- Birdcage hat – $4.99
- Crochet gloves – Less than $5.00
- Vintage hand bag – $2.00
Skill level: Intermediate
Would I make this project again: You bet, perhaps in ivory
Do I recommend this for others: Oh yes!
The only thing missing was cuban-heeled seamed hosiery. Perhaps the next time I wear this frock I will have them.
Er ah, I am seeing my mamma looking back at me in a couple of these photos. Mmmm mmmm, scary; LOL. With this dress I wish I had posing skill like some of my online sewing mentors (ya hear me Beccie Leathley, Rochelle New, Gertie, Oona Paloona)!
B5880 is fully lined. I do believe this may be the first garment I have made with a full lining. I had to push myself for the patience to add the lining. I read they make a garment wear and hang better. Just the thing for taking my sewing to the next level which is the main goal in my sewing these days. I was glad that I lined it and look forward to adding linings to many future garments. Making the belt was a fun addition too. Another first for me.
Now here’s the part where you get to critique this project. I am so open to learning so give it to me good. Oh, and thanks for visiting and checking out my “Little Black Dress”.