Featuring a vintage-inspired silhouette, this feminine dress flatters many body types. All three views include a fitted, fully lined bodice with a seam at the natural waist, mock crossover front, detachable dickey, center-back zipper closure, princess seams, and front and back low V-neckline. Views A and B feature a flared skirt with side seam pockets; view A is sleeveless with a contrast shawl collar, and view B has short sleeves and a shawl collar in the same fabric as the body. View C is sleeveless with a semifitted straight skirt with a left side-front slit and notched shawl collar. Though the pattern is marked “easy” on Butterick’s website, our seamstress suggests the bodice construction be marked “intermediate.” Select cotton lawn, silk georgette, crepe, and sateen.
(Sized Misses’/Misses’ Petite/Women’s/Women’s Petite 8–24W for busts 31.5–46 in. and hips 33.5–48 in.)
—Tested by Colleen Hubbard, Duluth, Minnesota
Style Tip: Make multiple dickeys, a vintage detail designed to provide wearing options.
Illustrations by Steven Fleck.