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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 5950 (Misses' Dress)

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Posted on:2/27/14 2:15 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5950 by spankachutoo

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Butterick Pattern Info

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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Ponte Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Close-fitting dress has neckline and pleat variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, and invisible back zipper. C: bias front bodice. Designed for Medium Weight Moderate Stretch Knits.

Pattern Sizing:

B5(8-10-12-14-16), F5(16-18-20-22-24)

I only used the bodice for view C. Based on the finished measurements, I cut a size 20.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

The bodice looked like the photo but I used a different skirt.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yep. From what I read, they seemed easy. I really didn't need them.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I love this bodice. The pleats are flattering and there's enough coverage without gaping.

FYI, the waist is short on this dress. I'm a wee bit short-waisted and it fit me fine without an adjustment.

Fabric Used:

Kelly green ponte knit purchased locally from Pacific Fabrics

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

My inspiration was this dress from Land's End: photo Link to dress on Land's End

To make it work, I used the skirt from Vogue 8944 and make a narrow tie belt.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I would definitely sew this again. I was shocked at how quickly I was able to sew it up.


Love this dress. Very stylish yet comfortable. More info on my blog
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Pattye35 said...
beautiful adaptation and choice of fabric for the pattern! I'm jealous you have a dress form~
2/27/14 3:14 PM
AuntieShel said...
This is so nice and looks very like your inspiration. Nice to know of surplice patterns that don't gape! Thank you!
2/28/14 10:07 AM
MrsCharisma said...
2/28/14 11:23 AM
STARG said...
Love the color! Great job!
2/28/14 12:00 PM
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