|Butterick: 5870 (Misses Dress) - Type:Dresses |
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|Posted on:||10/6/13 8:49 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Loose-fitting, pullover dress has neckline/sleeve variations, yoke with forward shoulder seam, raised waist and stitched hems. A: shaped hemline. B: elastic on lower edge of sleeves. I made view B.
8 - 16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, with the exception of the sleeve finishing. See below.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like lots! The neck tie detail. The gathering at the (forward) shoulder seams and along the back yoke seam. The ease of wearing this dress, not worrying about it gaping or exposing anything.
Not a lot to dislike really. My only "confusion" (lack of my own knowledge) is over the position of the waistline. The pattern describes the dress as having a raised waistline. I am not entirely sure what that means?! Where should the waist line sit? I added 1 inch to the front bodice and it still sits about half an inch above my natural waist; next time round I may lengthen the front bodice more.
Some kind of jersey...
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1 inch sway back and lengthened the front by 1 inch. I decided I didn't want the elasticated sleeve openings as per the pattern (I also didn't have quite enough fabric to cut those sleeves). So I substituted them for some other sleeves that I had from McCalls 6650, which came with a wide cuff piece, which allowed me to get the barrel cuff effect I wanted. (This meant I probably don't have quite as much fullness in the sleeve head as the pattern indicates). The skirt is also substituted from my lady skater dress.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I may sew this again. I think it would be fab in a solid colour or a wool jersey. Yes, highly recommend.
This is an easy to make and easy to wear dress which has some great little features which elevates it above other simple jersey dresses. More pics on my blog, sewmanju.
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