Just in time for the "holiday" that demands wearing green, I finished my Butterick Retro 5748.
It is a lined dress that has close-fitting bodice, flared skirt, side zipper and very narrow hem.
I made View A with front and back neckline notches and bows attached.
My fabric is a linen with tonal polka dots. I did not have a non clashing green in my stash so contrasting raspberry lining had to do!
The pattern is sleeveless but I adapted it and added sleeves. My sleeve pattern is the bones of Butterick 5745, I had previously used it in my pinstripe dress where I widened the sleeve width and added a band. I choose this sleeve because I love the top shoulder dart and it is kind to my broad shoulders. I adjusted the sleeve pattern: I added length and tapered to contour the arm I felt it mimicked the dress bodice design being tighter and with the dart.
If you wanted to add a sleeve to this pattern it is fairly easy. The armscye is properly positioned at the shoulder. I recommend that you first walk your chosen sleeve pattern with the bodice armscye ensuring that the sleeve ease is not in excess.
Walk the Pattern - After adjustments are made to pattern pieces, line up adjacent pattern pieces to ensure that the pattern pieces align, you are verifying that the seams will join during the sewn construction process.If you find that the sleeve hangs far beyond the armscye you will need to remove the excess ease of the sleevecap or enlarge the armscye on the bodice.
I did not run into any issues setting in my sleeves after I stitched the upper sleeve dart and eased the sleeve cap they fit into the armscye like a glove.