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Posted on:4/14/14 8:00 PM
Project Photo:Butterick: 5705 by ruralgal71

Butterick: 5705 by ruralgal71  
Pattern Photo:Butterick 5705
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    Accessories    Kids(boys & girls)    
Available for sale on PR: $15.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Satin  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
CHILDREN'S/GIRLS' DRESS AND CUMMERBUND: Fully underlined dress has lined bodice and an attached petticoat with netting ruffles. Lapped zipper has covered button trim. B has a contrast overskirt and purchased ribbon for sash.
Pattern Sizing:(2-5) (6-8) I made an 8.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?I think the pleat instructions were mildly vague and I somehow screwed up a lining issue. Instructions usually tell you to NOT sew the lining. If I read two ahead I would have caught this, bad me. The cummerbund folding instructions were not evident and I faked it. The cummerbund did not turn out so hot.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I absolutely loved the sleeve detail and the simplicity yet elegance of the dress, itself.

Fabric Used:
Bridal Satin ( I could not find a matte satin, which I would have preferred.)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:nope

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I don't know if I would sew it again. I used to sew dresses quite a bit and was getting a bit more experience, but the last few years have done simple skirts and camp shirts. My experience seems to have stalled.
Conclusion:
This is my daughter's First Communion Dress, overall I am moderately happy with it. Most of the mistakes were operator error. Rushing and not reading instructions thoroughly. My pleats look great but something didn't turn out quite right along the back zipper area. I think that might have been due to unclear instructions. The cummerbund folding instructions sucked, so if you are a novice sewer, good luck. I think the more advanced sewers would have no problem, though.
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Cathy Loves Fabric said...
Your daughter looks beautiful in her first communion dress. It's lovely. My mother made mine 50 years ago. It was very plain compared to your daughters but I loved it. You did a great job!
4/15/14 5:50 PM
Quickie said...
You did a great job and your daughter will look beautiful
4/15/14 6:31 PM
ruralgal71 said...
Thanks, for the kudos. This is my third daughter and third First Communion Dress I've made. One more to go!
4/16/14 9:16 AM
Pj3g said...
4 daughters! You are blessed! Beautiful dress! You did a fantastic job on it!
4/26/14 1:22 PM
 
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