Three Armholes makes a comeback
|Butterick 4699 Most photos from Vintage Sewing Wikia, with one obvious exception|
Yes, it has one pattern piece. Two shoulder seams. And forty miles of foldover braid.
You will only make this mistake once a decade.
Once or twice as a kid, in terry cloth as a vacation wearable towel.
With a fake spare flap front once because like to own the complete edition.
Yes, it really is a wrap dress
But most importantly
|6.5 yards of trim balanced out by a fabric saving border print!|
And just in case you thought this mania was over, may I present this spring's latest release?
As with all Laura Mae posts, a great post and conversation in the comments about this design
This is a 'Mom made one' for me. Note the bow on the shoulder, which is a beautiful feature in this dress.
My mother's coat kept grabbing the bow knot and undoing the dress (pulling coat off left shoulder) at the snaps that closed it. This is partially a design flaw, not aided by the lack of heft of snaps available to the home sewer. A set of hooks had roughly the same results.
My mother dropped a lot of money on nice fabric for this, at a point where we were pretty short on it. Frankly I remember this dress in the context of the beautiful satin-backed crepe I was gifted with for my Barbie doll sewing. I would wager my mother made this for an event she and my dad were going to attend (and they didn't do that much).
It looked really good on Barbie.
I miss you Mom.