front back 1957 peach halter dress is a cute summer dress for swing dancing especially with a couple of slips underneath to give the skirt more volume. Peach cotton calico print with oyster seam binding on arm and neck edges, ties at shoulders, elastic back waist, full circle skirt, Self fabric belt.

Pattern: Butterick B4513 View B. Difficult to find "One Buckle to Be Covered" in stores. Petite-able. View B front parallel seam binding doesn't stay equidistant across front, tends to spread apart more in middle.

bodice detail

Dress with orange seam binding and smaller petticoat.

Originally dress had been made with orange seam binding, but the orange seemed to overpower the dress and made it look less peachy.
back side
dress without petticoat

Dress without petticoat

Notice how the skirt without a petticoat looks very limp compared to with a petticoat.

How much did it cost?

Approximate cost to have this dress made
Description Item Amount   Price per Item Cost
Fabrication (Sewing) Labor hr
Fabric 45" wide yd
Seam Binding yd
Interfacing yd
Elastic ea
Belt Buckle ea
Thread spool
Pattern ea
Tax @ 7.75%
Total Approximate Cost

Completed: January 2007