1960s debut.

That’s how I feel in this 1960’s Butterick 3833 dress using Cue remnant fabric from Pitt Trading.

I love that all the pieces have come together with some very determined hand stitching: hem, bodice, buttons and hooks.

These gloves  (Carol’s suggestion) are long but I’ve kept them short for these pictures. I’m not sure what the style police would say but I’m sure I would get a warning for my sense of style. Bring on the garden party.

The self-cover buttons I had in my stash were too small for me to deal with at 11pm last night but I found three small round buttons with an edge to them until I can find some nice white pearl shank buttons. I’ll also look for blue ones too – thanks Sheila.

And this is probably how I’d look at the end of a long debute party or garden party.
It’s Anzac Day (Lest we forget) and the weather is now starting to cool down so I think that’s it for warm weather clothing.


  1. The white buttons were the right choice. I just had a look in my photo album. A photo taken in 1962 shows me with the obligatory white gloves – just past the wrist bone length. Anything longer was for formal evening occasions. All you need is to be caught on camera out on the street and you would start a new fashion trend.You look so cool, and speaking of which, I have had the heater on all day, on low, brrrr.


  2. Renata, I heard the first snow of the season fell so I was really glad to have finished this off last night. Thank you for confirming that long gloves where for a formal occassion. Enjoy the rest of your day off.
    BTW, I bet your 1962 photo looks devine.


  3. You look terrific. I like the button contrast.
    I am so glad that gloves are not compulsory anymore, I am imagining feeling unecessarily hot in such a lovely sleeveless dress.


  4. The blue of the dress, paired with the white contrast is wonderful. How fun for you to have sewed along with all the vintage contestants!


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