Sunday, January 10, 2016

40's Old Style Swing , Butterick 6065

Greetings! I finally was able to bring this dress to life:

What I love about the dress is the pockets :-)

The process was simple enough, I simply made small dots where the pocket should lay and topstitched the pocket in place.

True this pattern came out in 1950, however the collar design came out 1947-48, so I thought I would get away with it for the party.

I decide to add an extra touch to the waist and collar, by adding some fabric I found from Joann's:

I used the edge of the sleeve pattern to make sure the addition would fit.

One of the things I would change is lowering the waist a tad more. Actually it is one of my normal adjustments, however it slipped my mine.

Even still I truely enjoy the dress and it's an easy sew for any advance beginner and a nice wardeobe builder.

Until next time, one stitch at a time.....


  1. Beautiful! Love the color and the pockets!

  2. I love this dress! You look lovely and the color is great on you! Good job I love seeing your creations!

  3. This dress fits you beautifully and the color is gorgeous on you!

  4. Your dress is absolutely beautiful. I really like how you added the floral strip at the waist and sleeve hem. Simply the best!

  5. NICE!!! I think I have this Butterick 6055 ... FIESTA ;)

  6. That's absolutely gorgeous on you, I think the higher waist looks great. Empire waist. I love the color!