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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5456 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Dress)

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Reviewed by:Cowtown Karen
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Posted on:2/5/11 12:53 PM
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smutnys said... (9/6/11 5:06 PM) Reply
Thanks Karen. I realized that I was supposed to leave the lower back seam open until I had pulled each back piece through the shoulder. Once I did that I then sewed the back seam on the bodice and also on the lining. Now the only problem I see is the ties seem to be a bit heavy and they pull the bodice back. I should have made them narrower. I also noticed the armhole is a bit big and a bit of my bra shows. But I also needed to make a sloping AND a forward shoulder adjustment which would make the armhole a little smaller. Hopefully my next try will be better. Thanks
Cowtown Karen said... (9/6/11 9:36 AM) Reply
Hi, Nadine. I hope I can help! I'm assuming that you have the bodice lying flat, inside out with the bodice front next to you, with the neckline and armholes sewn, but not the side seams. You should be able to reach in between the layers of the fashion fabric and lining and grab the back and pull the bodice through the shoulder seam area until the whole thing is right side out. Let me know if you still have problems. Good luck!
smutnys said... (9/5/11 3:48 PM) Reply
Your dress looks great! I am making this now and I am using your method for lining the bodice, but I'm stuck. I can't turn it to the right side to understitch the armholes. I have the whole neck, the armholes, and the back seams sewn but I can't turn it right side out. Can you help? Nadine
Vonnevo said... (2/5/11 9:01 PM) Reply
Karen, you look wonderful in this very stylish dress ! Lovely fabric combination that is perfect for the style. Happy Anniversary !
Choco Pie said... (2/5/11 7:27 PM) Reply
That looks great on you. I appreciate your alternate instructions for putting it together.
Barbara V said... (2/5/11 6:29 PM) Reply
Great combination of fabrics. Very pretty in the long style. You look great in it. Happy Anniversary!
mary in FL said... (2/5/11 5:38 PM) Reply
Oh, a good pattern to bump to the top of my to-make list!
Christas said... (2/5/11 4:38 PM) Reply
So pretty!
FreyaStark said... (2/5/11 3:33 PM) Reply
A chic and stylish dress.
Restart06 said... (2/5/11 2:00 PM) Reply
very nice, cute & looks comfy!!! My kind of garment. You will enjoy this dress.
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