October 9, 2013Repro Pattern Review – Butterick 6410
This week, I’ve got for you a review of Butterick 6410, which was originally issued in 1935, but reproduced in around 1999 or so. It’s now out of print, but pretty easy to come by on eBay or Etsy for a reasonable price.
I love the look of the 30s – much more shapely than the boxy looks of the 20s, but still a wonderful streamlined quality to them. I had been eyeballing this dress pattern for some time, and when Darren and I decided it was time to go from common-law to legally married, it was the perfect chance to make up this dress.
Here’s my finished dress. This dress went together quite easily, with a minimum of alteration to the pattern, other than for length (I am tall), and a bit of additional fitting at the waist. I did make up a muslin beforehand, which is not something I do, however the brocade fabric I used for the top part of the dress was nearly $50/meter, so I wanted to make sure that all was fitting well beforehand – cutting into that was very unnerving!
Here’s the back view of the dress. Quite simple from the back. I did not make up the co-ordinating jacket that was also included in the pattern, as we got married when we were on holiday in Phoenix recently, and it was definitely quite hot there, especially for my Canadian self!
One more shot of me and my lovely hubby. If you’re looking for a wonderfully retro pattern for an evening gown, or a wedding dress, I do highly recommend this one. It goes together easily and has a great result!
Photographs courtesy of J Lyn Photography