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|Butterick: 5882 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||7/5/13 8:12 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $15.96 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|I learned two lessons from this dress:|
1. Make sure your muslin actually FITS. "Good enough I'll just fix it on the fashion fabric" is not going cut it. Seriously, not going to cut it, especially on a bodice boned all the way around.
2. Listen to the other reviewers. Yes, LISTEN. If you think it's not going to happen to you, it will. Oh yes, it will. Case in point: the strap is cut on the bias. I didn't really think it would stretch out, so I didn't interface it. To paraphrase a great romcom: "Big mistake. Big. HUGE. I have to go shopping now." I've worn the dress twice, once all day and once for a few hours and now I have to alter it because the straps don't stay on any more. Interfacing, my friends, interfacing.
Pattern Description: Gertie's amazebalzz half-shelf bust dress. I'm sure you know the details if you're reading this review.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I dunno, did it my friends? I lean towards, "Holy Cow, yes!" but I need a second opinion.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, although they weren't as detailed as I would have liked. I can't remember at which point I thought this (I'm at work so I'm not looking at the pattern - gimme a break it's Friday at 4:45) but it was during the major assembly process when you're putting all the large pieces together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like: Oh my gawd, that design. It looks complicated but if you know how to pleat and can sew a few layers together on a curve, you're in business
Dislike: The bias cut strap with no interfacing. Seriously, it need to either be cut on grain (at least the strap part which means you'd need to piece the strap together) or have interfacing to stabilize it. I'd vote (and might actually take it apart to do) the latter
Mid weight super soft cotton from Fabric Outlet SF, with Gertie's siri for the lining (my goodness I think I'm a huge Gertie fan - she even tweeted back the other day, I was so excited)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took in my muslin so much I should have cut a 12 instead of the recommended 14. I made no other changes. Also, I didn't take it in enough. It's a little large near the bust area. I can finagle it so others don't notice but I wish I didn't have to. It might frustrate me enough so I rip it open to fix in a few months. We'll see.
Would you recommend it to others?
If you want to make this and making a muslin or mock-up is your style, go for it! You'll feel so vintagey and fun once it's complete. Totally worth the extra few hours for it. The twirling capabilities of the skirt alone are awesome.
1. Make a muslin
2. Size down for the bodice
3. Make a muslin
4. Make sure your muslin fits
5. Interface the part of the straps that go over your shoulders
6. Make a muslin that fits
7. Twirl and have fun when you're done!
Best birthday dress ever!
Here's a few more fun pics:
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