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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5699 (Misses' Jacket and Dress)

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Posted on:2/27/14 10:34 AM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5699 by Lace threads

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Pattern Photo:Butterick 5699
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Wool Tweed  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
A pattern with a fitted dress with centre back zip and wide waist yoke. Pattern includes a jacket.
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?
Yes, very clear
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love this pattern, but would prefer it with pockets, though they wouldn't be tricky to add.
Fabric Used:
A wool - I managed to squeeze it out of a skirt length, 60 x 36 inches, for a size 8 on the bust grading to a 12 on the hips.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Grading the pattern to allow for bigger hips, after having made the 10 and finding it a little shapeless. See My first 5699 I also decided to finish the neckline with bias binding. I didn't topstitch, which is suggested to define the yoke, neckline, etc. I don't trust my topstitching, and on the thickness of wool it would have been tricky.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably will sew it again, as I'm so happy with the fit now.
Conclusion:
I think it's a great pattern to use for wool. More pictures of the two dresses I've made in this pattern on my blog
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WinterQueen said...
What a marvellous fit :)x
2/27/14 11:09 AM
Ms. McCall said...
Wow, a beautiful dress, and fantastic fit! It was really worth making the first one to really get the fit worked out
2/27/14 1:22 PM
ISewedIt said...
Very nice and love hte belt!
2/27/14 4:01 PM
Sewiing Sue said...
The wool is gorgeous, great belt choice, and beautiful fit. Lovely!
2/27/14 7:40 PM
Mrar said...
It looks really great, always wonderful to have nice winter dresses, and the fit really is fabulous
2/27/14 8:15 PM
Sew Good said...
I love the red lining! Nicely done! and where did you get that lovely belt?
2/27/14 11:29 PM
wildberrymom said...
Gorgeous dress and fit--love the belt! It appears you are getting the upper hand over those zips and the red lining is such a sassy touch!
2/28/14 2:05 AM
stonecutter17 said...
Dress is terrific. NOW tell us where to get or how to make that belt!!!
2/28/14 2:20 AM
Lace threads said...
Aw, thank you all so much. You've given me a lot of confidence. I've always sewn, but have only just started making dresses, so it's all a steep learning curve to me and I wing it half the time. Just wish I'd started a lot earlier! I am starting to get more comfortable about zips! I always get asked about the belt. I've had it for years - I really cannot remember where I picked it up, but I love belts, and it's definitely one of my favourites. It's metal on leather, and each metal disc has the Chinese Year Signs.
2/28/14 3:27 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Your dress fits you well and I like the belt with this dress style.
2/28/14 5:12 AM
 
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