At the flea market this morning, a suitcase full of vintage sewing stuff.
Anything good in here? Ooh -- a cocktail dress pattern!
I wish I could say I often find patterns at the flea market, but I don't. Finding an "after-five" frock like this in Cathy's size is even less common. And at $5, it's within my mad-money budget.
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Butterick 9690 dates from 1961. It isn't a very complex pattern -- a surplice bodice with attached fitted skirt -- so it might be just the thing to make using a more challenging fabric like chiffon (one of the suggested fabrics).
Here are the pattern pieces:
And here are some instruction details; please pardon the vintage stains:
I may opt for this over the 1940's Vogue pannier gown, if only because it will fit more easily through doorways.
I must confess to some concern about Cathy and cummerbunds, but perhaps with the requisite corsetry and crash diets, it won't be an issue, especially if we're talking all black.
And who doesn't love a shoulder drape?
What would you make this dress with and, if shears, what would you underline (or line) it with?
Have a great day, everybody!