Another retro mission is over!
I finally finished my retro dress from Butterick patterns B6582. I’ll be honest with you. Although the illustrations on the pattern envelope of elegant feminine look of 60s do get you excited about buying this pattern, you don’t get that retro look when your project is finished. Or maybe, it’s just me lacking the elegancy :)
Still, my love for black and white dresses made me enjoy this dress a lot, with or without the retro vibe :)
Mad for MadMen dress :)
Sewing Steps for Butterick 6582 Pattern
The pattern instructions ask you to gather the shoulders. But since my fabric wasn’t some sheer cotton, I thought gathering the fabric on the shoulders would look “thick”. So, instead, I made 2 pleats. As I proceeded with the dress, I realized that it was the right move.