Monday, May 25, 2020

Lily Pads & Butterflies

As I was cleaning up old folders full of pictures on my computer today, I came across these.  So yes, it is official, I am years behind in posting to this blog.  And I will never ever catch up at this point (or at least, that's the way it feels).  But that's okay.

I made this dress so long ago, it was before I had figured out the sizing employed by Butterick (aka McCalls Pattern Company) patterns.  The copyright on the pattern envelope is 2000, and that seems pretty close to when I made this dress.

It turned out rather large since I blindly trusted the sizing chart and didn't bother with finished measurements.  I don't do that anymore!  

And because of the design, the oversized version of the garment was never very flattering.  But since I loved this whimsical print so much, I did something that I rarely, if ever, do.  I basically took the whole thing apart and made it fit.  And this dress is fully lined.

I enjoyed wearing the dress for a long time once those adjustments were made, and then it sat in my closet for even longer.

Then three years ago, it caught my eye as I was rummaging through the closet, and I pulled it out to wear again.

And now that the weather has warmed up considerably (it was 97 degrees today, yuck), I think I will pull it out again.  Thank you old photos for reminding me of my old wardrobe!

Dress: Made by me, Butterick 6637
Necklace:  Refashioned by me


  1. The fact that you have surplus content for your blog further escalates you into the rare air highly productive people yearn to breathe.

    The dress has all the elements of your style template; long hem, shoulders showing, and shoes showcased. One is about to let slip, in the most off-hand of inklings, that the dress would look amazing in a linen print (and would serve someone well in 97 degree heat).

    Summer is upon us all, and as curious a summer as it looks to be, it's the perfect time to again thank you for this blog, your sharing, and for being a quirky constant that those in the know turn to when their own style rudder is not in the water.

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