Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Butterick 6647

Here is my pattern, Butterick 6647. Bust 30, size 12. It looks late 40s- early 50s to me, but I didn't try to date it exactly. I sincerely dislike the skirt ( not a good look for my giant calves) and the jacket is meh. I made the red blouse, the afterthought in the corner.
I bought the fabric at Jo-Ann's on sale. It is some kind of poly blend with black and beige dots on a white background. It has kimono sleeves, too. I really like it, especailly with my balck skirt I just made.
The back- I was un-lazy and hemmed it by hand, so it looks good.
The front. It has three tiny tucks on the shoulder seam, giving it a nice drape, almost.
I didn't like how the zipper on my last blouse made one side so stiff, so I made a placket and added buttons. Buttons from a jar from a garage sale.
Overall, I really like it. If I were to make it again, I would use something with a bit of stretch. At one point, I tried it on while I was sewing, and I was sweaty and I got stuck in it. It was freaky!

Anyways, thoughts? I think it looks nice- vintage pattern, but not too "vintage-y."


  1. I like it a lot, and I agree with you...definitely vintage-feel rather than than vintage-y, which can be uncomfortable to wear. I've been trying to find more blouses like that but not much luck.

  2. I really like the button look down the side, I think it adds a nice vintage touch (I know zips were used a lot but somehow buttons always seem more uniquely vintage to me.)

  3. It's lovely and fits you beautifully. I love how the shoulder tucks make it look. I have to say, though, I'd be tempted to wear it with stripper shoes or a wide red at the high waist just to break up the quiet respectability of it...

  4. What do I think? I just love it! I especially love the side closure with buttons - so special.

  5. I second comments above - love the buttons! And again your constant output is really inspiring!! Every project it gets a little easier, a little faster.

  6. The buttons are so cute! It looks more vintage-feel than vintagey, other than the button which are straight up vintagey, it looks great though!

  7. I love it! It is perfect; the fabric, the pattern and the fit, very flattering! GREAT JOB.


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