B6354 Bustier & Shorts Playsuit

We are moving out of Vancouver in a few days (sad!), and things have been pretty hectic around here. But I've still managed to some time to sew for myself and for friends (which will be the subject of a couple of different posts in the coming weeks). Here's a bustier and shorts playsuit that… Continue reading B6354 Bustier & Shorts Playsuit

Butterick 9598 Deep Collard Dress

Chancing upon the Butterick pattern, I immediately fell in love with its bold collar, cute contrast dickey, and generally elegant late 50s/early 60s design. The simple, form-fitting lines captured in views A and B remind me of the sophisticated* 1950s fashions captured by photographer John French, fashions donned by Dovima, Ann Gunning and Fiona Campbell-Walter. *Gloves required, of course.… Continue reading Butterick 9598 Deep Collard Dress