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.

30 comments:

sonoemi said...

Beautiful! The fabric is very nice for this dress and the fit is perfect, as always!

mistyluc said...

Wow! I love this dress, its gorgeous! Pockets on a dress are great! You did a fabulous job!!!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

now that is a pretty dress! perfect for spring!

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http://avidaccents.blogspot.com/2010/04/little-inspiration-link-party-time.html#more

Nancy K said...

You look hot! You and the dress both look gorgeous.

Aminat said...

Wow...what a lovely dress, I love the fabric and the design details are really lovely...Great job

KID, MD said...

Cute! Love the print - so fun!

Angela said...

Great dress!! I love the contrasting piping!

Carol said...

It's lovely. The white piping makes it more springy, if that makes any sense! I love it.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It is beautiful and you look amazing in it.

Gail said...

Wow. You look very Mrs Obama in this dress. The workmanship is fantantic.

AllisonC said...

Gorgeous, the piping really stands out, I love it.

Vicki W said...

What a great dress - it's very flattering!

Shari said...

Beautiful dress! love the fabric and the piping you did look great.

Byrdie said...

Very pretty! Love the piping detail and the fit looks great!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Your dress is absolutely beautiful.

Cindy said...

This dress is very flattering on you!

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Your dress is supper-flattering. I always knew you were thin, but, woah, you look good in this dress!

Trudy Callan said...

You look amazing. Everything you sew is so gorgeous.

Trudy Callan said...

You look amazing. Everything you sew is so gorgeous.

alethia said...

Girlllll, you are rocking that dress. It's beautiful and fits like a glove. The fabric is fantastic. Love it!

alethia said...

Beautiful! the dress fits like a glove. The fabric is spectacular

Eugenia said...

Gorgeous! That sleek style really suits you. I love how the piping accentuates the style lines and complements that wonderful fabric.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Fabulous! Your piping really brings it to the next level.

gwensews said...

You are such a pretty lady. All of your garments look amazing on you, and this is no exception!

Sheila said...

Lovely dress and like the piping detail.

angie.a said...

Wow!! That is beautiful and you are stunning, as you usually are!

Opal said...

Gorgeous outfit.. I love the piping details.

Isabelle said...

Gorgeous dress. Your sewing is always impeccable!

amber said...

I'm so happy to see this dress sewn up and with a positive review. I have some stretch cotton/silk fabric that I wanted to use for this pattern and after seeing your version, I'm convinced it's the way to go. What a beautiful dress - you look fantastic!

Lisette M said...

Beautiful, I love how the piping makes it look so spring-like and fresh!

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