Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dress Sew A-Long with Butterick 5147 - My Second Dress



Last week I made my second dress and I am very well pleased with the results. This time I didn't add any length to the skirt. I wanted this one to be a little shorter.

The fabric used is from Calico Corners. It's been in the closet for over a year. So I pulled it out to whip up another View C. I also added black piping to the armholes and the neckline.






This is now a TNT sheath dress pattern for me. More on the alterations and photos here.

28 comments:

Gail said...

Its lovely. The piped armholes is a clever idea.

Jackie O said...

Very nice dress!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Fantastic fit!

Elaray said...

Great looking dress. The piping is just the right touch.

Toocutedobs said...

Love the dress, the piping, the excellent zipper installation, the fabric. Most of all I love the photo (flicker) photo of you all dressed up and unwrapping your package of fabric. I said "She read the instructions (vintage) that a lady should always be dressed for sewing!

alethia said...

Beautiful dress and I love the print. I think I have that fabric in my stash. Anyway the dress fits perfectly. Thanks for the flicker photos and the explanation.

Shannon said...

Lovely dress - the fabric is TDF!

spottedroo said...

Beautiful!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Another beautiful version...and I love the piping!

gwensews said...

Gorgeous. Taht dress looks fabulous on you.

NancyDaQ said...

Very nice! It fits you like a glove.

Rosie said...

Love it!!!

Joyce in NC said...

Another lovely dress! Love the print and the piping detail.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Gorgeous dress! I love the piping.

Lisette M said...

Such a classic style. The piped neckline and armholes makes such a nice finish.

Dei said...

Oooo, so pretty. The fabric choice makes the dress.

Jackie said...

You look very pretty. Love the piping.

Rebecca said...

Looks great on you. The piping is very nice.

Kelley said...

The fabric: Za-Za! The pattern: Fitting! The length: Girl, you have beautiful legs! Mahvelous, dahling!

Sigrid said...

Love the fabric, piping, all of it and the way it looks on you. Perfect dress.

Carol said...

I love the idea of the piping. I would never think to do that! The fabric is gorgeous. Simple sheath dresses are my favourites.

Tanya said...

Super cute, love that fabric and the piping really makes the dress.

narcissaqtpie said...

Love it! You look so pretty!

NuJoi said...

It's so pretty. The piping is a nice touch.

Summerset said...

Great dress - this will transition nicely for fall. The armholes and neck remind me a little of something that Carolyn would do.

amber said...

So pretty! The piping was a great idea - very chic.

Btw, with your hair down like that, I finally figured out who you remind me of - one of the ladies at my gym could easily pass as your cousin or sister. We've missed each other in classes for months now, but we finally crossed paths again last night and I was able to put it all together. :)

Isabelle said...

Beautiful dress! The piping is a wonderful addition.

sewabeginner said...

The piping is inspired. I love this dress version. Beautiful!

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