A Retro Butterick pattern from 1960, I was drawn to the neck line. I had a heck of the time getting the neck pieces to meet in the middle, though. I also had a devil of a time with the neck and arm facings...they just didn't fit. So, it was a "make it work moment" for those of you Project Runway fans. The darts also had to be reshaped to really fit close to the body.
I had to order the supplies to make the covered belt (then I found out the Pacific Fabrics carries that stuff), but it was so worth it. I just love having a matching belt. Again, this dress has a petticoat under it. If you are going to go vintage, you simply must invest in the proper undergarments.
Pattern: Butterick 6582
Fabric: Shiny polyester from JoAnne fabric