Gretchen Hirsch aka Gertie has done it again. Butterick just released two more of her retro inspired designs. This totally rockin’ rockabilly dress has me excited. I love the “shelf bust” detail on the bodice and the fact that she didn’t use tons of gathers to make the skirt full. I’ve observed that it is mostly very slender, long-waisted figures that can look really good in lots and lots of waist gathers. Short-waisted me just ends up looking 30 lbs heavier than I am – not the look I want to deliberately go for. You rock Gertie!

Butterick 5882

Butterick 5882

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