Then it hit me: why don’t I just perfect Butterick 5260? I’ve already sewn it and wear my imperfect finished product at least 2x/month. All I would need to do to get this pattern up to speed is shorten the shoulder line, shorten the sleeve, do a much needed fba, and make it dress length.
I clearly like to make things difficult for myself. While trying to figure out the best pattern to tackle for this TNT, I
obsessed over briefly considered these patterns:
While these are lovely vintage dress patterns, they either have too many extra seams for a simple TNT (Simplicity 6725) or give an overall too-boxy appearance (Simplicity 5985).
By George, I’m going to make Butterick 5260 my A-line dress TNT!