50s flair

Now with a few garments under my belt I decided it was time to do something a little bit harder.  I decided upon this retro Butterick 6055. I had read a blog from someone else who complained that it was too easy, so I thought I could handle it. It has kimono sleeves which I appreciated since to do a set in sleeve still seems too complicated to me.


I picked this yellow fabric with geometric overlay. And this is my first time doing pattern matching.  Can you even see it? There is a seam right down the center of the bodice! Now the darts on either side are another story,  but I don’t know if it would even be possible to pattern match those.


This dress also has a side zipper. For my first zipper I don’t think it turned out too shabby.


Here is a close up on the pocket.


It’s not quite a full circle skirt but close. This is taken with a store bought petticoat underneath which I think really helps.


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