Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pattern Review - Vintage Butterick 4873


I discovered this gem of a pattern whilst browsing through Lisa's extensive collection of vintage patterns, a couple of month's ago. I knew instinctively that this 70's pattern Butterick 4873 was for me and going to be perfect made up in a linen.

I had our Linen/Viscose Black Check earmarked for a sundress, so thought I'd try the pattern out in this linen blend first. Turned out to be the perfect dress for our Tessuti Sydney Christmas party last Sunday!




The pattern has a lovely double bib yoke front that extends to the back neck band. The front and back pieces are flared and cut on the bias. It was super easy to make and the only alteration I made to the pattern was to lower the neckline a little and eliminate the side pockets. The original 70's size 10 pattern was perfect in size, as obviously all of the fit in this dress is in the top.



I'm absolutely thrilled with how it turned out. Think I'll make it up again in Italian 'Etro' Linen/Viscose Purple Wood for the Tessuti Melbourne Christmas party coming up. Well, when you're pushed for time and onto a good thing.....

14 comments:

  1. love it! Have I ever mentioned that if you borrow my pattern, you have to make me one too? x

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  2. I actually own that pattern! And I have some chocolate/cream seersucker gingham that might be just perfect - thanks for inspiring me!

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  3. I love your dress so much Colette I just searched on etsy and bought the pattern in my size! You look stunning - it will be perfect for summer.

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  4. That's fabulous Rachel! Great to know that it was available...meant to be I think. It will be a perfect style for you to wear at the moment. Will love to see your version x

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  5. Colette, you made it so contemporary. And that necklace is lovely.

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  6. and the other thing you did, was not wear it with a belt. I had to look twice to see if you had eliminated gathers which you hadn't. You could easily re-name this butterickwaka-san and start a craze!

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  7. That is beyond prettty and such a great fit!

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  8. It's fabulous.
    Lisa's feeling a little envious that you made it first ;)

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  9. Well done. Its gorgeous. I have trawled etsy and ebay and cannot find this pattern. Any ideas on where I might get a copy?

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  10. Hi Silly Duffa,

    Email me at fabrics@tessuti.com.au and we can have a chat about what we could do about getting you a copy.
    regards
    Colette

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  11. Love that Colette, it looks terrific. Look forwrad to seeing it made up in the Etro fabric x

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  12. Great to see this reviewed as I have this pattern and have often wondered if it would work or be a dud! (Definitely the former I can now say.) Did you find the sizing consistent with current sizing?

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  13. Hi Gabrielle

    I'm normally a size 10 up top so I found the sizing perfect. Next time the only change I will do is the lower the neckline some more.

    Give it a try, I've worn mine three times already!

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