Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Finished January Challenge

Butterick 5147

                              Nicole Miller Sheath Dress from Nordstrom in Ponte Knit

Pattern Description: Butterick 5147

Pattern Sizing: 8-24

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but with sleeves.

Were the instructions easy to follow? yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that the jacket sleeves fit the dress perfectly.

Fabric Used: ITY knit from Fabric Mart

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I removed one inch from the front neckline to remove gaping, removed one inch from the neck to waistline length, added four inches to the hem length, added sleeves using the jacket sleeve pattern, and made front and back facings about four inches deep.

Would you sew it again?  Yes, it's my TNT dress that works well to be worn with jackets/cardigans.
 Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I highly recommend it.

Conclusion: I have one more in the same fabric, but different color for my daughter.


  1. Great job. I love a nice knit dress. So many ways to dress it.

  2. Dot you look fantastic in everything you make! love it!

  3. DotDot, your dress looks very nice on you and I really like the fabric choice. Is it a knit? I'm trying to learn my fabrics.

    1. Thanks Sherry! It is knit. Yes, it is knit. It's a kind that you can roll up and pack and it doesn't wrinkle.

  4. Very nice! It looks so nice and easy to wear.


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