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|Butterick: 5450 (Misses'/Misses' Petite Top, Tunic and Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Pattern Description: Close fitting dress, tunic or top.|
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?Yes, though I only followed them through the bodice pleat construction. I think the instructions for attaching the lining to the bodice were awkward. I constructed this the way I have done for years with my granddaughters' sleeveless, lined sundresses. Hope this illustration helps:
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love this dress! The pleats add interest to a very easy, quick dress.
Fabric Used:Cotton pique from Emma One Sock. BTW, don't you love the way Linda packages your fabric? Neatly folded with tissue paper, with a label stating how much, fabric content, etc. Such a nice touch.
However, this pique wrinkles like crazy, as you can tell from the picture. I'll be underlining and lining with this fabric in the future.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Really none. I was a bit worried after reading various reviews on PR about sizing. I went down a size from my usual 10 in the big 4 and it was just about perfect. This is indeed a great pattern for those of us who are less well-endowed!
Next time, I am thinking about a center zip so that I can use inseam pockets.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Most definitely on both counts. I already have dreams of making this in a print (probably copying Sarah (Goodbye Valention)'s Oscar de la Renata print!
Conclusion: Well-drafted pattern. Very easy and perfect for beginners.
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