Here’s a teaser of the dress I’m working on. It’s the maxi dress option. The fabric is a black and white graphic floral print in stretchy jersey.
Using Butterick Pattern B5644, view B, I created this tunic/short dress. The pattern comes in sizes x-small, small, and medium. I’ve made another dress in the medium size before but in the shoulders, collar, and side seams I had to … Continue reading
Finished this dress late Thursday night to wear to my company’s closing luncheon. Had many compliments during the luncheon.
Had a few issues with the pattern along the way. Got confused in the section where you attach the collar to the neckline/yoke and attached too much of the sides of the dress, making it uncomfortable to wear. The line drawings for this section are really complicated. The fabric I used is a georgette which is thin and lightweight for summer but snags very easily, especially when removing stitches, which I had to do a lot. The sleeves that go with the pattern are gathered at the top and I had trouble distributing the gathers evenly, so I cut out new sleeves from another pattern. Since the dress is a wrap dress the belt helps but the material shifts and unwraps during movement. I used a safety pin slightly hidden under the belt to secure the dress closed. Overall very happy with the dress and can’t wait to wear it again!
Postponed working on V8827 until after I wash the fabric. Pulled out the pattern pieces for V1169 that I had cut a few weeks ago from the pattern paper. This pattern has 23 pieces to make the jacket. I think that’s the most I’ve ever cut out for a project. It took some time, but here’s what the 23 pieces look like pinned to the fabric.