Today’s dress is from Butterick 5209, which is a current release 1947 reprint. I was really hoping that this would be THE dress that would be a TNT that I could make a dozen of. Yes, it’s cute but surprisingly difficult and fiddly to sew. I don’t think I would have been able to assemble it had I not had a dress form. To make view B, with sleeves, you make up view A then attach the back and sleeves on top of it. I was really confused. I spent a lot of time just starring at the pieces. I could see making view A, but since I sunburn easily, I don’t think I’d wear a halter dress very often. I’ll hang on to the pattern, just in case I change my mind.
You can’t see it in these photos, but there are tiny navy blue dots all over.