|Butterick: 5748 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress) - Type:Dresses|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE DRESS: Lined dress has close-fitting bodice, flared skirt (Cut on crosswise grain of fabric), side zipper and very narrow hem. A: attached bows. Purchased petticoat.|
Pattern Sizing: A5 [6-8-10-12-14] I used a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? I managed to make a ridiculous mistake on this project - because the back bodice scoop is almost the same level as the armhole, I stitched my lining pieces with the center back seams as side seams. Whoops! It was an easy fix, but I did not notice until I went to stitch the lining to the bodice. That will teach me to ignore markings!
Other than my silly boo-boo, this was extremely easy to put together (especially since I was working with a stable quilting cotton!).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a really great basic pattern. My only complaint would be that it is on the short side. I like my full skirted 50s dresses and skirts to hit more mid-calf than knee.
The slits in the front and back bodice are lovely, but they do make the neckline quite wide. If you have narrow shoulders, View B may be a safer bet.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added my standard 3/4" to the torso length.
And because this dress needed a little something extra, I added some contrasting piping to the waist seam. The fact that there are not very many pieces to deal with always makes adding those extra details more fun!
I had two lengths of this quilting cotton (not sure why?!) which made it possible cut the front and back skirt pieces on the fold. This made my directional print much easier to work with. And any time I can avoid matching up plaids or any sort of pattern is great!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am not sure if I will make this up again. I really like my new dress, but there are so many other patterns to try. However, it is a great classic shape and I would recommend the pattern if that is something you are looking for.
Conclusion: I am excited to have another summer dress to add to the closet!
More pictures may be found over on my blog, Lilacs & Lace.
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