Friday, February 21, 2014

Ethnic Print ending BHM

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: Teal ITY Multi 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 work well when worn with jackets/cardigans.

 Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I highly recommend it.

Conclusion: With this fabric, it looks a little big, but is as close as I need it without showing exactly how fine I am. The previous dress in the slinky knit (which was a more stable knit) was a closer fit.


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