Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Butterick B6413

It's not often that I see a dress pattern and know instantly that I need to make it. 
But with this dress, I bought the pattern immediately. 
It is the Gertie pattern- Butterick B6413, based off the Fuchsia pink dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film 'Niagara'.

I made the dress up in a pale blue crepe, thinking that would make it a more daytime piece, and so more wearable.
 Turns out this dress is incredibly inappropriate for daytime attire, regardless of the fabric you choose.  
Could be the low cut neckline, or the bust peephole, but that didn't stop me wearing it out for brunch. 

I made one adjustment to this pattern, and that was to make the front tie detail a functional tie and not a faux detail.
 I am really happy that I took the time to do this adjustment, as it has come together really well!

Also, pastel pink and pastel blue seems to be a very pretty combination that I must remember for future sewing plans! 

My vintage dead stock jewellery set matched the outfit perfectly, so I finally managed to wear it.
 I had put it away because it was much larger than I had thought it would be, when I ordered it online. It is also incredibly delicate and I was afraid to damage it. 

Outfit Details
Dress- Me Made, Butterick B6413
Jewellery- Vintage Dead stock, Bow and Crossbones
Shoes- Old, Agnes and Norman

I shamelessly chose this location after finding that this little cafe was an Instagram hotspot. Not my usual requirement for the backdrop for my pictures, but it was so pretty, I had to pay a visit.  

Just look at that picturesque setting. Adorable!!

And I now officially want a vintage bicycle with a basket full of flowers. 
Which is ridiculous as I have no bicycle riding attire or the ability to ride a bicycle on the roads in London without being run over by a bus. 




  1. Wow, what a backdrop! Utterly scrumptious, as are you in that dress. I don't see it as inappropriate for day at all actually. Add a cardi and flats and you could wear it all day. Just beautiful! Xx

  2. This is a fabulous dress - you are so talented - and the setting is an amazing way to show it off. Beautiful photos! Kx

  3. What a fabulous dress and you look HOT!! Marilyn Monroe would be very proud! The cafe is an amazing setting and pastel pink and blue is very Marie Antoinette. xx

  4. Gorgeous! That's you, your dress, and the location. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such a gorgeous dress--and it fits you perfectly! I've had my eye on this pattern for a while, but I'd hardly ever wear it so at the moment doesn't seem like a good use of my time. It is wonderfully glamorous, though!

  6. OH MY GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! This is so perfect!!! The dress is amazing, I love the pastel blue and tie detail so much, I must buy this pattern. And wow this location is beautiful, the cake and tea looks delicious too! So pretty xxx

  7. I LOVE IT!!!! This dress looks so great on you! I have seen the pattern, but haven't seen many dresses made up yet.
    This colour, the fabric- everything about this suits you so well. And the backdrop just makes the pictures so pretty. I can see why it is an instagram hotspot :)

  8. I keep seeing this shop pop up in pictures on Instagram, but that doesn't make me love it any less! This dress is beautiful; I always loved the one in Niagra, but that bright pink isn't very wearable - or at least, I don't find it so. This beautiful pastel shade most definitely is though!

  9. Fabulous dress, it really suits you. Love the blue with the pink, great setting. Hope the cakes were yummy!

  10. so glad I've discovered you. What a gorgeous creation. Pink cafe and blue dress, insipational,

    luv, Caro.