I made this dress from the top of Butterick 5709 and added to the sleeves a diamond shape. I also self drafted the skirt, gathered it in the waist with double stitching. The fabric is a burnt out velvet and lined in the bodice and skirt. The sleeves are not lined. The dress pulls over my head, no elastic, no zippers or buttons. I bought ribbon for a tie belt and Voila!!! Cest fini!!. I wore it to our church's Valentines Day party and danced all night!!!
Happy Valentines Day!!