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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5209 (Retro Butterick '47)

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Posted on:1/5/10 9:27 PM
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Jasst282 said... (1/16/10 6:23 PM) Reply
Thank you! When I remake the dress with the needed alterations I will update!
Kbenco said... (1/6/10 8:46 PM) Reply
The shape is very good on you, I think the bust is very tricky to fit once it is all sewn up, maybe you could try a muslin of just the bodice before the next version, I think taking some length out between the shoulder and the bust would be a good start.
JTink said... (1/6/10 10:23 AM) Reply
This is really nice. You are on the right track with the dart, you just need to take it out of the pattern piece before you cut. There is a bit of extra length between your shoulder and your bust(at the armhole edge). You could just tweak out the amount needed there. I wish I could wear shirtwaist dresses like this. This pattern looks so nice on you.
Paris75008 said... (1/6/10 5:46 AM) Reply
I just finished a version of this dress, haven't had time to post it to PR yet. The upper bodice takes a LOT of pattern tweaking to get it right. I made at least two muslins before I was happy with it.
 
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