I am really into retro dresses lately! They’re fun and cute without being overtly sexy. Since I found suitable fabric for $2/yard, I was finally able to make Butterick 4919, which takes 5-6 yards of fabric!
This is a 1952 pattern, and wow, did they do things differently back then! The main thing is that there are no side seams. I don’t even know how to explain it, so here’s a picture:
It’s kinda like a halter dress but with a full back over it! I actually thought it was a halter dress until I cut out the pattern pieces!
Here is the back:
When Cidell made this, she made a joke about having a vacuum cleaner and feather duster in her picture. It was so funny to me that I decided to get out my feather duster!
Here’s my review on Pattern Review!