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Pattern Reviews> Butterick> 4386 (Misses Dress -Very Easy)

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Reviewed by:Karen Carr

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Posted on:4/19/14 3:23 AM
Project Photo:Butterick: 4386 by Karen Carr

Butterick: 4386 by Karen Carr  Butterick: 4386 by Karen Carr  
Pattern Photo:Butterick 4386
Butterick Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $15.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Linen  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:

Semi-fitted straight dress with back zipper closure and back seam slit.

Pattern Sizing:

8-14 - I made a 12 but should have made a 10.

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

Yes - view D without the pockets.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes the instructions were good.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I've been looking for a TNT sheath dress pattern and after reading the reviews on PR decided to give this one a try. It's a good basic.

Fabric Used:

Linen - it creases madly but I really liked the colour.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I lined the dress using this tutorial from Stitchy Witch
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I also took in the chest and waist by about half an inch - next time I would cut a 10 top and grade to a 12 at the hips

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

Yes, this will be my TNT sheath dress I think - it has loads of variations.


I had enough fabric remaining to add a matching jacket (Simplicity 2209, already reviewed here)
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This time I pressed the collar flat instead of allowing it to stand up.

Available for sale on PR: $15.95 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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supizoo said...
Beautiful fabric for a lovely, classic dress. I really like it.
4/19/14 4:57 AM
the_caroler said...
The color and fabric look great for warm weather. Great job!
4/19/14 7:16 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Nice color and very spring/summer look!
4/20/14 8:27 AM
TGWGWS said...
Lovely outfit! Looks great on you!
4/21/14 0:17 AM
TGWGWS said...
Sorry..Duplicate comment
4/21/14 0:18 AM
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