Liberty cotton vintage Butterick 5603 dress

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Today’s project is all about summer: from the vintage dress pattern to the bright, floral print. 

I must say that when it comes to summer dresses I usually prefer something that covers the shoulders because in my case it’s the number one place that gets sunburnt after long walks. But I simply couldn’t resist when I saw this beautiful Butterick Pattern 5603. It’s such an authentic 50s style design! It has a defined waist, a skirt that forms a beautiful shape, a proper vintage waist and neckline bands, as well as very cute bows. And the best thing is – it’s such an easy pattern to work with!

It does have clear instructions, but it’s not the main thing that makes it nice and easy. It’s the design itself. I didn’t change the pattern much. I decided to relocate the zipper to the back which is my personal preference (I like to step into my dresses) and shortened the skirt a bit. I always adjust my vintage dresses length. Even though I’m totally in love with a very authentic 50s style, that’s my usual added modern twist to them.

Not that it makes prints any less appropriate for such a cute pattern. As for the fabric, it’s a gorgeous floral print Liberty cotton one. As soon as I saw it on sale I realized – that will be the one for my Butterick dress. It’s very feminine, beautiful and colorful. Basically, it’s perfect for a vintage summer project. The quality is gorgeous too. It’s easy to work with it and it cuts beautifully. And it’s Liberty, so it’s impossible not to wish to sew something out of it. 

I used:

Liberty London Tana Cotton Lawn Fabric

Butterick Pattern 5603

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