1960 Jungle Print Cotton Lawn Sundress

I have had this classic Retro Butterick in my pattern stash for a while and as I wanted an easy and quick dress to make, I took it out and made this!

Retrp Butterick 5748 in blue jungle print cotton lawn

Retrp Butterick 5748 in blue jungle print cotton lawn

This dress is Retro Butterick 5748 from 1960 and is made out of blue and white jungle print cotton lawn that I purchased at Fabric Mart a while back during their pick of the day.  I used white cotton batiste to line it.  It is a very soft and comfortable combo of fabrics to make a sundress.  The bodice is also not too fitted that you feel constricted, as some 50s/60s dress patterns are.

1960 jungle print cotton lawn sun dress

1960 jungle print cotton lawn sun dress

After I made this dress I was thinking that it needed something more and I didn’t feel like adding a belt so I sewed on a “faux belt” of blue grosgrain ribbon that I had a piece of.  It matched perfectly and gave it a little something.

Blue jungle print cotton lawn

Blue jungle print cotton lawn

I was so in love with this fabric when I first saw it, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it.  I think it works pretty well for this simple dress.  The most involved task of making this dress, btw, is cutting out the skirt!  I definitely will make this again and probably sooner rather than later!  I would love to have the more feminine version of this with the bows. :)

1960 jungle print cotton lawn sun dress

1960 jungle print cotton lawn sun dress

Don’t you just love how Doc photobombed me?  I had my tripod set up and he just had to come and lay down there…..

Doc and Rollie

Doc and Rollie

And then there’s another photobomber!!!  Look at his expression?  Bostons are so strange…..

Happy sewing, friends!

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Dress:  Retro Butterick 5748 in blue/white jungle print cotton lawn made by me

Shoes:  American Eagle Outfitters

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  • http://www.etsyaddict.sky-song.org Zoe

    What a pretty dress, I love the fabric and ribbon belt. Pets are the ultimate photo bombers! My cat is always hogging the camera.

  • http://prttynpnk.wordpress.com prttynpnk

    I like it!!!

  • http://www.valeriesownsewinglog.blogspot.com Valerie

    Very nice dress. Love your photo bomber doggies too.

    • http://missushughes.wordpress.com/ Tanya Maile Hughes

      Thank you. :) At least the dogs are photogenic! Lol

  • http://sewiststitch.blogspot.co.nz/ Sandra

    such a pretty dress, and agree the grosgrain just adds that special wee touch – the colour is just perfect.

    • http://missushughes.wordpress.com/ Tanya Maile Hughes

      Thank you!!! I love the blue grosgrain, too. :)