Why is the May dress the peanut butter one? Because it’s all yellow and brown. Which kinda reminds me of Reece’s peanut butter cups. (Yum!) See what I mean?
The May (peanut butter) dress is made from a re-released Butterick pattern from 1952. (Butterick B5033.)
The bodice is close-fitting, with an odd cut-out in the middle and a high neckline at the back. Fitted waistline at the natural waist. The (very full) skirt has pleats in the front, and flares out a lot. Fastens with an invisible zipper and hook and eye in the center back.
The fabric is a blend of something (I’m not entirely sure what) which conveniently doesn’t need ironing (making it perfect for a going-out-for-dinner dress if you head away somewhere, as you can just throw it in your suitcase! So this dress has been to a ballet in Slovakia and the opera in Hungary with me, making it the most well-traveled of the 12 months of dresses so far.)
I meant to adjust the pattern and include in-seam pockets on each side, but completely forgot to add them. I may go and do this at some point, as pockets in dresses are awesome. 🙂
I’ve since made a basic narrow belt for the dress in the same fabric.
This pattern has another variation, without the cut-out in the bodice and with a collar and ribbon bow-tie instead, which is on my list for dresses to make next year.