May dress (the peanut butter one)

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?

May dress (seated)

May dress (seated)

May dress (front)

May dress (front)

May dress (back)

May dress (back)

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.

One response to “May dress (the peanut butter one)

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