Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Finished Project & Pattern Review: Butterick 5455 for my sister.

A dress for my sister <3

I promised my sister I would make her a dress, and I finally did! This is the first (actually, second, I have already made her a skirt) of many I will make for her. I have already promised to make her more, lucky we are a similar size!

Using the B5455 pattern I already cut for my dressmaking class, I made my sister's version with navy poplin and some of my left over fabric for the back bodice to give it some colour.

Unfortunately you cannot see the bodice detail or pockets in the photos, but I assure you they look very good :) I lined the bodice (bagging technique) using the same poplin to give the bodice so body.

Instead of a dress or invisible zipper, I used a jean zipper. I really like the exposed zip look.

All up, the dress took about 8 hours to make, the most time consuming task: the darts. 

B5455, View B.

Pattern Review: Butterick 5455, View B

Pattern size: 8 bodice, 12 midriff, 8 skirt
Fabric: 1.7 meters poplin (navy)
Notions: Jean zipper zip 10" (navy), Gutermann thread (310)
    • 2cm seam allowance instead of 1.5cm (back seams) 
    • Did not include the skirt vent
    • Took the skirt up about 5cm.



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