Vintage Sewing Patterns: Butterick 6485 40s Dress

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Even though there are so many vintage reproduction patterns on the market, not all of them are strictly retro-style. Some of the designs have more of a classic silhouette that can be achieved with modern patterns or even basic blocks. Spotting a unique one that truly represents an era is always an exciting event that leads to a fun sewing project and a true treasure in the wardrobe. That’s exactly how I felt when I was working on my Butterick B6485.


It's a very quick and easy pattern.The only difficulty you can face while sewing the dress comes from the fabric, not the pattern itself. It designed for lightweight materials that can be tricky to work with. But once you master you silk or viscose cutting skills - it all becomes a breeze!

And don’t be surprised with the recommended fabric amount. That must be one of the few times when 2,3 metres do mean 2,3 metres and nothing less than that. I had just 2 and I had to shorten the hem a bit, cut from a single layer of fabric and as carefully as it’s possible. Luckily it all worked and I didn’t have to shorted the ties too. Speaking about hem - don’t forget to let it drop for a day or two before you sew it. The dress has a bit of a curvy hem so it’s a must!

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