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Monday, September 20, 2010

Simple Yet Satisfying!!!!!! - Butterick 5527


What else can I say?  This dress was soooo simple to make and with great reward.  I used a sweater knit that I found in Virginia's stash and it turned out GREAT!  It's cute AND comfortable.  I wore this to church yesterday and got lots of compliments!  Although I must admit, instead of this wedge boot (which I should probably part with NOW),  I wore a brown Nine West, just below the knee, boot with about a 4" heel.  I didn't dare wear these boots with the dress and much less to church, they are....as my high school students would say..."HIT" For Real  - LOL!. However, this is the style of boot I'll wear.....as soon as I find them!  I just love them but am afraid I've worn them out completely.  Got these at JCPenney Outlet in Martinsville, VA a few years back.  Anyway.......



The fabric was in "tubular" form and I almost shied away from it.  However, I REALLY  liked the print and the feel of the fabric.  When I say tubular, I mean it was folded lengthwise and the selvage edges opposite the fold was sewn together, the end selvage edges were open forming sort of a tube.  This was my first experience with this type of fabric, I love it!  Already I am thinking about the next project with a sweater knit,.  I think it gives the effect of a knitted garment without the actual knit work!  I know those wrinkles were not there when I put that dress on - lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Above you'll see a collage of the side seam in the skirt, the neckline inside and out, the continuous lap, inside and out and the dress almost complete with the exception of the sleeves.  Final shot below is of course is the back.  Where DID these wrinkles come from?  These pics were taken at work but I did not wear this to work today.  I just transported it for the pics.  Perhaps when I get my boots.....nah - probably not.  Took me long enough to get these pics. 


To be honest I see how wadders are made.  This fabric has a loooooot of stretch.  It really came together nicely however.  I used a sort of zigzag knit stitch on the machine and serged all of the seams to a finish.  I highly recommend this pattern.  I will do a thorough review on PatternReview.com.  Thanks for checking me out....and as always... BE BLESSED!

9 comments:

  1. That's unique. I really like the way the chevron lines up on the side.

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  2. Cute dress. I like your matching of the stripes. Looks great.

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  3. You look adorable in this dress! What a great fabric choice. I just made this one too, and think it is a great pattern.

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  4. Thank you ladies!!! Can't wait to see yours Ann!

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  5. Lovely dress! The fabric is beautiful and makes the garment very unique. This is my first time to your blog and I'm happy I stumbled on it! Can't wait to see what you do next:)
    ~Victoria
    tenthousandsewinghours.blogspot.com

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  6. Mesmerizing dress on you! I enjoyed your blog!

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  7. Thanks Victoria and HeathersSphere (that's cute). It's nice when others can appreciate my work! - well you too know the feeling! This is SEW much fun! Thanks again!

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  8. LOVE that dress! Your fabric was perfect; very unique and attractive. I just discovered your blog also - I'll be back!

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  9. The dress looks fabulous. Great material. By the way, I bought the pattern for the Chado Ralph Rucci dress. I can't wait until the day I can make it as well.

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