I made this dress back in January and never posted about it. I was pretty happy about it and quite proud of the finish garment when my boyfriend smiled and told me "Oh, you look like the Witch in Snow White!"
Seriously, the witch?
Well, he meant the high collar reminded him of the witch, I accepted the apologise but the name sticked to the dress.
This is Butterick 5556, a vintage reproduction and it is one of my favourite patterns. Sure, I made it only once but it's because it's more of a winter pattern and here, winter is only a month or two... But I can already see more versions of this dress. I am cutting the skirt pattern to mix with another top at the moment!
What I love about it is the full, I mean FULL skirt! Eight pannels and some gathering, that's enough for a twirling skirt. And did I mentioned there are pockets on the side front seams? Well, that's pretty cool too.
The top is like a closed shirt, I chose option A with the winged collar. It feels a little bit dramatic and makes me feel like I am stepping out of an old movie.
I used some dark blue cotton-wool mix, very soft and warm for the colder months. And I topstiched all seams in black for some contrast. It's almost invisible but up-close, it adds a nice effect.
It looks like the front is higher than the back on this picture but I guess it's the way I am standing that gives this impression.
I like to wear it with a petticoat and some back-seams stockings, very film noir and mysterious woman...
I hope you enjoyed! Have a great week-end!