Monday, April 26, 2010
Springing It Up With Butterick 5455
We are four months into the new year and I still haven't tried any new tailoring techniques. Oh well..., At least this cute dress does have some piping to show off the design lines.
Here's my review:
Pattern Description: Misses' Dresses semi-fitted, straight dresses A, B, midknee length, have lined bodice, pleated front neckline, midriff front, side slant pockets, back zipper and hemline vent A; self fabric piping trim.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 8 to 20. I used size 14 with modifications. View A.
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? Easy breezy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the pleated neckline, piping, and shape of the pockets. No dislikes.
Fabric Used: I think the fabric roll tag said some type of silk. The lining is bemberg. Both purchased at Fishman's Fabrics in February this year. Great fabric to work with. I wasn't concerned with matching of the "starburst". Just made sure the center of a burst didn't fall on a particular body part. ;-)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a few alterations/design changes:
-Added a inch or two to the hemline
-Instead of making piping from the fashion fabric, I bought white piping to add a little contrast since I was making a matching white jacket.
-Made a FBA
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Probably not for myself. But I do recommend it to others.
Conclusion: This is a great little spring/summer dress to add to your wardrobe. And it's easy to sew.