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Pattern Reviews> Past Patterns> 4678 (Dress with Bustle Effect)

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Posted on:2/13/14 12:02 PM
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Fabric:Polyester Shantung  [See other projects in this fabric]
This pattern is a repro of an original 1921 pattern by the Butterick Design Company. The repro is copied on sturdy pattern paper, as are the original instructions. As the original, the repro is a single size.

Pattern Description: "Dress for misses or small women, in bustle effect, with draped Basque closed at left underarm, and draped straight skirt attached to a slip-over long underbody marked for camisole top."

Pattern Sizing: 37" bust, 39" hips

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? For an almost 100 year old pattern and instructions, they were. I was confused a few times but was able to figure things out.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Everything! I love the style, I love the bow, etc.

Fabric Used: Poly shantung. I really wanted to use silk fabric of some sort but it was too expensive for what I needed.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make any alterations other than take it in a bit at the sides.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I won't sew it again because it's such a distinctive look but I definitely recommend it.

Conclusion: Great pattern for costumers and other retro loving people. For more blurb and more pictures, please see my blog.

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Gingercat13 said...
OH MY GOSH, you look ADORABLE!!! Pink is YOUR color & I have pics of my Gram (my sewing inspiratio, but sadly gone now) who was born in 1896 wearing dresses like that. You look TOTALLY authentic...BRAVO :)
2/13/14 6:21 PM
Addierecoy said...
You look fantastic in that dress, and perfectly in time. I love it. Have fun in it.
2/14/14 6:31 AM
Sewingmi said...
Absolutely fabulous!
2/14/14 11:14 AM
Jacqui315 said...
Congrats on your best costume win! It looks perfect. Even the sofa and mirror add to the look of the era. And LOVE the shoes!
2/14/14 5:12 PM
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