Butterick 4050 #2

I made this dress for Sarah to wear at her great grandparents' house when we visited them last December. The pattern is Butterick 4050. I sewed a long-sleeved version, with a peter pan collar, a few weeks earlier, blogged here. Twice, I made dresses from this pattern, and both times I had problems with the front band, and the neck edge of the yokes. I tried not to rush, and paid attention to the smallest details, and still the band and the neck edge just look wonky to me. The pattern is pretty straight forward. It's just me (which pretty much means I need more practice!) 

This is my new favorite color combination - rust & grey. The linen look fabric is from Joann Fabrics, and the rusty color is called Picante. The striped grey fabric is from a shirt that I bought from a thrift shop. 

I used plaids for the first dress that I made from the pattern, and it was quite an experience. Working with solid color fabric is so much easier, and faster.

I added two inches to the hem, since this is a size 1 dress, and Sarah is already three years old. The yoke/bodice fits nicely, but the skirt part, without the additional length, would have been too short for her. 

I took these photos when we went out for a walk, in the forest, on Christmas morning. It was drizzling for a few days ever since we got to McCormick, SC. It was such a relief to see the sun when we woke up that morning, that we just had to go outside and enjoy it while it lasted. Sarah wanted to wear her necklaces she got as her presents. We accidentally left her shoes at home in the midst of getting her inside the car. It was super early in the morning, and my dear husband just totally forgot to put shoes on her. On the way to her great grandparents' house, we stopped somewhere to buy her a new pair of boots. This was the only pair that looked decent at that time. Not too decent for her dress though. 


  • Type: Dress
  • Pattern: Vintage 1960s Butterick 4050, View B
  • Size: 1 (Chest/Breast: 20")
  • Date Started: Dec 12, 2014
  • Date Completed: Dec 16, 2014
  • Skills: Cutting, Marking, Basting, Gathering, Button Front Opening, Button Holes, Slip-Stitching.
  • Fabric: 

1. Sew Classic Linen Look Fabric Solid in Picante from Jo-Ann Fabrics 2. Grey Stripe Fabric from a thrift store