|Butterick: 5880 (Misses' /Misses' Petite Dress and Belt) - Type:Dresses |
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|About lalalauren |
|Member since: 11/1/12 |
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|Posted on:||10/6/13 10:44 AM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular Petite |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $19.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Rayon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Lined dress (loose-fitting through bust) has semi-fitted skirt, side back seams, self-lined overlay with left side tuck, side zipper and self belt.
6-22. I made a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were great, but anything I might have stumbled over (the overlay, for example) was explained wonderfully well in the Professor Pincushion tutorial. It goes through absolutely every stage of making this pattern and even a complete (very patient) beginner could make this dress thanks to the tutorial.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really love the overlay and how it highlights the waist. The cute sleeves and cutouts on the bodice are gorgeous vintage details, too. It's a great statement dress. In terms of dislikes, the cutouts are great but the front neckline between the cutouts sort of "flopped" forward on me. This could be because I have narrow shoulders, but I noticed it in some photos and I suppose makes the dress look a tad ill-fitted.
I used some vintage European rayon I picked up from a vintage fabric/pattern sale a few months ago. I paid $50 for five metres (90cm) and I still have about a metre left.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used the petite adjustments included in the pattern, as well as a couple of minor things. I took about an inch out of the bodice back to reduce gaping (I have a narrow back) and added half an inch to the fullest part of my hips (I have a big bum!) I worked this out in the muslin stage so my alterations were quite straight forward.
I also REALLY wanted a self-covered belt but I had the wrong sort of buckle (one with no bar, and which had no instructions on how to cover it, mind you) and I didn't come to this realisation until the eve of the races so I opted for a different belt. It looks OK, but self-covered would have been so much lovelier!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably won't sew this dress again as it is quite a dramatic style and I only really need one of these in my wardrobe.
A great retro pattern that is easy to sew up and has lots of lovely little vintage details.
Thanks for reading my review! I have more pictures and more rambling details on my blog.
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