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Posted on:2/5/14 1:55 AM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5917 by stonecutter17

Pattern Photo:Butterick 5917
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Fabric:Stretch Denim  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Narrow fitting dress with a hint of vintage to it.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except for the ruffle, which I changed.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I am crazy stupid in love with this pattern. Everything about it is just right! In fact, I want to marry it and have its babies.

Seeing as that's not legal in my state, I have settled for making more than one of this dress. This is my second time, so to make it look a little different I took the ruffle out and replaced it with a flat accent instead. (Basically, just take the ruffle part of the pattern, omit half the length, make it a little skinnier in width, and then sew it in, following the instructions as if you were sewing in the gathered ruffle.)

Fabric Used:
Stretch denim. (I love that stretch denim gives me a little room for error in close fitting dresses like this one.)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Sway back adjustment. Made the neckline insert about 1" taller.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Oh my, I'm already trying to think of how I can sew it a third time without people catching on that I already have two of them.

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RoseE said...
Super cute!
2/5/14 2:28 AM
RoseE said...
Super cute!
2/5/14 2:28 AM
RoseE said...
Super cute!
2/5/14 2:28 AM
LTC said...
Lovely shape and great to make a subtle change in the design.
2/5/14 5:30 AM
LlanoGirl said...
What a great idea! I love this pattern, too, and the dress I made. It's a keeper!!
2/5/14 8:00 AM
Melwyk said...
I love this pattern too, and love your adaptation!
2/5/14 8:20 PM
Danvillegirl said...
I love this pattern also, having made two myself. I like the change you made at the neckline!
2/6/14 5:26 AM
aaltje said...
I really love it, the pattern is on my wish list now (that flat accent instead of the ruffle does it for me)! And the color of yours, beautiful.
2/6/14 3:10 PM
Betsyt said...
the dress is adorable and so is your review. even read it aloud to husband.
5/31/14 8:01 PM
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