Minty aperitif hen’s party dress

So, this is months out of date (sorry!!!) but I have a pretty good reason why – being pregnant tends to kind of throw your life upside down so this blog (and my sewing in general) was just another thing that completely fell by the wayside during the first trimester. Now that I’m feeling a bit more normal you should see me around the interwebs a bit more 🙂

Technically this doesn’t count as a December challenge make as it was finished on 30th November last year but seeing as we’re way beyond that I think you’ll let me of the hook…. This dress was made for a friend’s ’50s themed bridal shower/hen’s night, which was a picnic at the beautiful Hamilton Gardens (followed by dinner, drinks, karaoke and dancing). Unfortunately I didn’t get too many snaps as the weather was pretty shitty and then alcohol was involved….

The pattern is Butterick B6582, which is a repro from a 1960 pattern, but the silhouette of the full skirted version is close enough to pass for the 50s! The fabric is an awesome find from the church op shop in Whitianga, it has aperitif bottles all over, which I thought was somewhat fitting for a hen’s party. I had to make a few sizing alterations and I made the matching petticoat, for more details (and photos) jump over to my blog to have a look.