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October 9, 2013

Repro Pattern Review – Butterick 6410

by Andrea

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

 

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18 Responses to Repro Pattern Review – Butterick 6410

  1. deb Reply

    October 9, 2013 at 7:42 am

    You’re a gorgeous bride!

    • Andrea Reply

      October 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Thanks, Deb!

  2. Erin Reply

    October 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

    What a cute couple! And a lovely dress! Congrats!

    • Andrea Reply

      October 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

      Thanks, Erin!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    October 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Oh my gosh, you got MARRIED here too?!? I have to ask where????

    The dress is gorgeous and y’all look fabulous!

    • Andrea Reply

      October 9, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Thanks, Sara! It worked out well since we were going to be on holiday, anyway 🙂 We got married at Chapel at the Farm in Gilbert – it’s a 1930’s farmhouse that has been set up as a wedding venue. It was a great venue!

      • Sara In AZ Reply

        October 9, 2013 at 11:38 am

        SO weird…..that’s probably like 15 mins from my house!

        • Andrea Reply

          October 10, 2013 at 10:41 am

          That is so weird! Especially since I thought you lived somewhere else in AZ!

  4. Kristy Reply

    October 9, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Fabulous! I just love those elegant 1930s styles. You look lovely, and your groom looks so dapper! I love that last picture on the bike – so much fun.

    • Andrea Reply

      October 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

      Thanks, Kristy! The 1930’s styles really are so elegant 🙂

  5. Katie Reply

    October 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    It’s very cool to see the pattern on a real person. Thank you!

    • Andrea Reply

      October 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

      Thanks, Katie!

  6. Angie Reply

    October 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    You look Stunning. I made that same pattern for myself for a friends birthday party many moons ago. I highly recommend it for any high class 30’s event for every thing you said, easy to make easy to alter easy to wear. If you decided to make the jacket later is it quite easy too. Congrats on the big day!

    • Andrea Reply

      October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thanks, Angie! That’s great to know about the jacket, as I really do like this pattern.

  7. RetroRuth Reply

    October 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Congratulations!!! You look so beautiful and the dress is stunning!

    • Andrea Reply

      October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Thanks, Ruth! 🙂

  8. Bex Reply

    January 20, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Beautiful! (and congrats)
    x

    • Andrea Reply

      January 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks, Bex! 🙂

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