|Butterick: 5748 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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Butterick Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Lace [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Vintage Butterick pattern for a lined dress with neckline modifications
Made my usual 10 with a few modifications.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of... I started with view B.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very! If you are an experienced seamstress you won't need them... This dress would be great for a beginner. It only has a handful of pieces and if you don't make any modifications, it will be super simple.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Loved the basic shape of the dress. Now that I've made all of my changes, it's by far my favorite piece I've every sewn (and the piece that has received the most complements!)
Dress - very light-weight wool crepe with cotton lace for overlay
Bodice and skirt lining - Black silk charmeuse
Crinoline - scrap of random black lining fabric for top of crinoline with two layers of black netting for crinoline layer
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
First of all I added a lace overlay to the dress (cut out the dress again in lace, basted it to my foundation fabric and sewed it as normal). I've been loving all the lace dresses in stores lately, but they tend to look cheap. So I made my own.
Then I moved the side zipper to the back. I hate side zips in dresses. They basically force you to put on your make-up and do your hair with your dress on. That's not happening with me, so in the back it went.
I made the side darts much deeper than intended. I wanted the dress to be very retro feeling and as fitted as I could make it. I took them in an inch-ish further than they were listed on the pattern. I really liked the way that turned out.
Lastly, I made my own built-in crinoline. I've made a few other vintage Butterick/Vogue dresses and they all just hang without a crinoline layer. I cut out the skirt again in black petticoat netting (two skirts-worth) lopped off a foot at the waist, made up the difference in random black lining fabric and sewed to the waist seam between the dress and lining.
Crinoline layer attachment
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would definitely recommend this to everyone, even if you follow it to the letter. This is a beautiful dress and you will love it!
I made this dress for a number of weddings I'm going to this year. I've worn it three times already and each time I've had women demand to know where I bought it. I feel like that's always the best test of a pattern. This is the girliest thing I have ever made, and by far my favorite. I feel like it demands red lipstick and big fake lashes. Make this one, you won't regret it!
Wearing the dress...
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