It's been awhile. But I was determine to post some today. As a matter of fact, I have several projects that I want to share, but I'm either lacking pictures or some details needed for the post. So today this post will be short and sweet.
About a week ago, I made Butterick 6388. I guess my hesitation for not posting sooner was because I was not completely happy with the outcome of this project. Actually, this is one of many projects that I was not thrilled about. So, over the past week it sort of grew on me. I think my dissatisfaction was with the lack of shaping about the waist. But the belt I'm wearing solved that little problem.
So, here goes..,
Butterick description of the dress is: Tops and dress have side front seams, shaped collar, and back yoke. A little vague, right? To add to that the side front seams almost form a "V". Within the front seams are in-set pockets. The pattern comes in sizes Y (XS-S-M) ZZ(L-XL-XXL). I made a medium with modifications.
- Because of the shape of the dress I felt I could get away with making a FBA by adding a little more wideth in the bust area.
- Added a few inches to the length
- Made a swayback adjustment
- The pockets would not stay in place, so I stitched them to the front of the dress. I think this may be due to the softness of the fabric.
I didn't like the movement of the pockets, unstable. The collar doesn't stand as the collar in the picture. But I think it's because of the weight and texture of my fabric.
The fabric was purchase at JoAnn's. It's slightly textured with some of the floral print raised. It feels a little velvety. The stretch is about 25 percent and the recovery is good. The colors are what drew me to it. And the hand made it easy for me to buy it. ;-)
I don't think I will make the dress again as I have hundreds of other dresses to try. But I do recommend it to others. You should pay close attention to your fabric selection, and you may need to add interfacing to the collar for better results.
Parting Shot: When my DD saw me ready for the photo shot, she remarked, "Mama you look like a "Bond Girl". Really??? So, here's my impression of a "Bond Girl" ready for action. Tee Hee.