Monday, September 12, 2011

Butterick 5677

Back from the dead...or at least from vacation, a tooth abscess and a crazy job!!! I've been so busy since I got back I haven't had much time to sew but a few minutes here and there. I cut this out before I left.

This took quite awhile. It's easy, but a bit time consuming with all the piecing. I had really wanted to do it contrasting and I might give it another whirl. I like the shape of the dress a lot. I hate the fabric I chose! It's a ponte and we all know all pontes are not created equal. This one is very polyester and the puckering at the seams is driving me crazy!!! I've pressed and pressed but they won't go away.

If I do make it again, I will use something with less poly in it. I didn't line it so I kind of cheated but I wanted to see if I liked it first. If I make it again, I will do the whole thing.

This is a 16, with about an inch taken off the shoulders for my short waist. There is too much stuff going on to do a short waist adjustment I think. And I took in the hips. It kind of had a tulip look to it which I didn't think was right. Easy fix though.

It's a great dress. Lots of bang for the buck and the shaping is very nice. I think I would like to try it in some low contrast fabrics, like a black and a dark blue, or blue and gray.


7 comments:

Ginnie said...

Looks very nice. And super figure flattering! Job well done. :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Those aren't puckers ~ they are designer ruching...well at least that's what it looks like to me! You've got a great fit with this version so you definitely should make another one.

Karin said...

I don't know if it's the running you started, but this dress looks fab on you! Very flattering. The back looks amazing. I agree with Carolyn, it's designer rushing!

Victoria said...

Lovely dress! I love the design lines and the fit is perfect! You look stunning Lady!

Kim said...

Thanks! I wore it today despite the puckers. I doubt anyone who isn't a seamstress would notice...lol! Thanks for the nice comments! I tell you the running sure has made a difference for me. It took awhile but there is lift and shaping in places I had given up hope for a long time ago!

Shannon said...

This looks great!

narcissaqtpie said...

LOVE it! I cant wait to make this.