Friday, December 26, 2008

Butterick - Fast, Easy and "Stylish" 5247



This pattern comes highly recommended by several fellow bloggers. I thought I would gave it a try for something fast, easy, and stylish.


Pattern Description: MISSES’ TUNIC, DRESS AND BELT: Semi-fitted, pullover tunics A, C or above mid-knee dresses B, D have cowl-like collar, short or long dolman sleeves and belt. Purchased top, pants and belt.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8 to 24. I used 14.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't read them. This was a super easy, super fast pattern to sew. I took me about 1 1/2 hours to cut out and sew on Christmas morning.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that is was fast and easy. I wanted to make something that didn't take a lot of time.

Fabric Used: Matte Jersey from Vogue Fabric.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I only make a few minor adjustments. I wasn't to worry about the FBA because of the roominess across the chest. So I just added about a half inch to the side seam from the curve of the underarm to the length of the dress. I also added about three inches to the length. And finally, I made a broad shoulder adjustment.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I plan to make the tunic.

Conclusion: This is a fast, easy and stylish pattern that you can make under two hours. Try it! ;-)

18 comments:

  1. This is sooooo cute! You've been busy!!!

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  2. fabulous dress and very interesting setting for the kimono sleeves. thanks. Paco

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  3. Just GORGEOUS!! I love it, and the color is great too! Well done!

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  4. I agree that is a fabulous dress and the color is awesome.

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  5. Very cute and looks great on you. Really nice color too!

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  6. Very pretty. :):):) You look great in it. I'm going to have to give it a go in '09.

    Have a great weekend.

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  7. Love it! Its on the 'to buy list'

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  8. I've seen a few versions of this dress and I love it. I think I'll make it for myself for next winter. I really like the colour, it looks fantastic on you. Very flattering and stylish, but easy wearing.

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  9. Very nice - it is interesting to see the different versions of this pattern!

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  10. Great dress! I haven't even worn mine yet.

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  11. That looks amazing on you. I think I have that pattern. I'll have to push it up on the list of projects to work on. The color is perfect on you, too!

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  12. Wow, yours turned out so stylish! I've been procrastinating on this one because I think I'll need full-body spanx before I wear it! :P

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  13. Another gorgeous dress! You'll be "Wowing" everyone wherever you go!!

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  14. Just beautiful! Love the color on you!

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  15. OK, I know this is an old post but I just clicked on the picture under the "You might also like" heading. I love your dress! You look totally fabulous.

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