March 6, 2013Decisions, Decisions! Retro Formalwear
My older daughter, Kat, has a couple of upcoming events where she needs something a little more formal to wear. Initially, she wanted to go strapless, with a full skirt, 50s inspired. I convinced her to go a little more retro and pick a pattern out of my stash.
For the crinoline, I found this really neat fabric called spider tulle – it’s got a different weave to it than regular tulle. I think this will be a neat touch for the crinoline. I also happened to have exactly matching purple ribbon in my stash to bind the bottom edge with – score!
I swore off Butterick patterns in the late 90s. I encountered a couple that were not well drafted, and found them really frustrating. So this will be my first Butterick sewing experience since then!
Come back next week for a full Retro Pattern Review for Butterick 5209, and some pictures of the finished dress. Hopefully I don’t swear off of Butterick again!