Then & Now w/ Butterick 5606

This LBD continues to give my wardrobe life.  Butterick 5606 started out as an infinity dress that I had reservations about once it was completed.

However, I didn't let that keep me from wearing it.  From 2011 to 2016, this dress went through some minor modifications thereby taking it from infinity to simplicity.

At one point the dress was too big and added a casing and elastic for a better fit. Then with some weight gain, the elastic was removed from the front.   Fast forward a year later finally removed the remaining elastic from the back.

NOW 2016 - OOTD

Eclectified it with an animal print blazer & floral shoes

 FROM 2011 to 2015

I have taken this dress & simplified it, making it a true workhorse in my wardrobe.  This pattern is still available and in a simplified form, makes for the perfect summer dress, work dress and even date nite dress... give it a try... it won't disappoint.

Until then,
Have a Great Week


Faye Lewis said…
You are a pro at stretching and revamping an outfit. Very nice then and now Sheila.
Sheila said…
Thank you Faye! I believe the best way to challenge my wardrobe is to stretch &
L said…
Your now and then posts are always inspiring. As Faye said, you are very good at reworking a tried-n-true favorite.
I agree with Faye - you are a master at remaking an outfit! This one is perfect as usual!
Sheila said…
Thank you L.
Sheila said…
Thank you Carolyn!
Linda said…
I am always impressed with your ability/skill to refashion your garments, bringing new life to the fabric and look. That is a great talent!
Sheila said…
Thank you Linda !
Catching up on blog-reading, and let me add that you have the perfect hair now, and love the now shoes!
Sheila said…
Thank you Sister !
Sheila said…
Thank you Sister !