Saturday, September 19, 2015

The DoSeum Re-Do Recess Event-1950s Green Drop Waist Sundress-Butterick 7754

My girls and I attended a cocktail event at San Antonio's DoSeum. It is a children's interactive museum, and this particular event was a chance for adults to play, socialize, and partake of food and drinks. I wanted to make a fun little dress to match the spirit of the event. I had this Butterick drop waist sundress pattern, and this fun green swirl cotton fabric. I paired this fabric with a matching, solid green stretch cotton sateen 

This was a swift little pattern. The neckline and armhole trim were made of my print, it was sewn to the bodice, then folded and slip stitched. This was the most time consuming part of this pattern. I love the effect of the trim, though. It is chic, fun, and such a great little detail.

The gathers at the top bodice are ideal for the bigger busted girl. I am a B cup, and there was ample room for up to a D. The front and back darts are super flattering. The skirt piece is one long, folded piece with a single seam. Gathered at the drop waist, it has a semi-full silhouette.

As you can tell....the drinks were flowing at this point hahahahaha!!! They were serving some watermelon mojitos that tasted just like a Jolly Rancher. While super yummy, I think they crept up on us quite quickly!!

The above picture, a bit more dignified, was taken and published for the website . Anytime my girls and I go out to events like this, it has been a running goal of getting 'seen' hahaha. The website is a local news and events go-to page, so we were very honored to be posted!!

Later in the night, and The Running Man kicking in....thanks to those delicious mojitos!! LOL Back to the pattern...the finished measurements for this dress were Bust 40",. Waist 32", Upper Hips 40". The darts were perfect, so I ended up taking in about 2" on each side seam to take up the overabundant ease. Due to my stretch cotton sateen, I didn't even have to place the side zipper. 

I really loved this pattern, and look forward to making more as the cut is flattering, and I have always loved the drop waist silhouette. 

I have made a blue satin version of this dress (below) which can be found for sale in my shop.



  1. très belle robe, qui vous va si bien.

  2. Wow! Excellent! Thank you for sharing, hard to find actual makes of the vintage patterns... :)

    1. It certainly has become a lost art, but I love the style and the challenge!

  3. Wow! Excellent! Thank you for sharing, hard to find actual makes of the vintage patterns... :)