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Dress #4 Complete....

I love this dress!  I completed it with no issues.  The pattern includes alternate pieces for different cup sizes.  This is the finished dress with extra pics of the fabric and the next fabric on the cutting room table.

Pattern Description:
Fitted dress w/princess seams and purchased belt

Pattern Sizing:
16 (I cut the pattern pieces for a D cup)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes!  I was very pleased about that!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were easy to follow and the details at the neck and armhole were easy as well.  

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the finishing at the neckline and the front opening.  Bias strips were used to finish the neck and armhole.  It was a very nice touch to the finished garment.

Fabric Used:
I used a linen blend, floral print.  I was a bit worried once I cut it out that the flowers might be too much, but I'm pleased with the final product.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I originally pin fit the pattern and cut one inch seam allowances.  I found it unusual that Butterick would include alternate pattern pieces for C and D bra cup sizes, but was gratefully surprised! As it turned out, my side seams were eventually 1 1/2 inches. So, I might have been able to cut a 14 (D cup) as well. The 16 was safer!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely...yes to both questions!

Conclusion:
Great pattern and I look forward to making it again in another print or solid!!!

The fabric below is the next one on the cutting room table....  I'm thinking of making the dress again in this fabric, but I haven't decided....  

Comments

  1. A great dress. I love the neckline.

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  2. Great dress. I don't know a thing about sewing clothing (except that I'm garanteed to screw it up, LOL).

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  3. Very nice! I just got this pattern last weekend. Can't wait to try it now.

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  4. Terrific job! I have this pattern and after seeing your creation, I've moved it up on my to do list.

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Pattern description: Close-fitting, pullover tops have draped front neckline variation, narrow hem on back neckline, and stitched hems.

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?
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What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? 
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Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: 
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Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
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