Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Floral Coat Dress

 
Flocked Floral Sheath Dress from Von Maur was my inspiration for this dress.French Connection Women's Contemporary Flocked Floral Sheath Dress | from Von Maur #VonMaur #SpecialOccasion #Black #Camel
 
Butterick 5825 is a dress pattern that can take one on a serious journey with different style combinations. I consider this to be a coat dress style.
 
The fabric is a green floral satin and black crepe from Fabric Mart. First of all, this dress called for a stretch fabric, but I just couldn't resist this idea.
 
Therefore, alterations had to be made and because I didn't make a muslin. Based on the finished measurements, it should have fit, but it was too tight in the bust. I made a mistake and cut two front facings and that worked to my advantage, because I was able to sew the additional facing to the left panel and incorporate a princess seam. I covered one inch buttons and made buttonholes so I could slip into the dress.
 
For the sleeves, I split the pattern up to the top of the sleeve cap without cutting through the top and added seam allowances.
 
I made it work by using fusible interfacing, covered buttons, and double fold bias tape. The length was extended by six inches. Bias tape was added from the left front and extended to the front hem.
 
I definitely will make this again as I have a lot of ideas for this pattern.
 
                                                                                                                       bias tape
                                                                                                                       covered buttons

20 comments:

  1. You have to make this again Dot. It's a great style for you and you can do so much with your fabric know-how.

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  2. Great save and nice knockoff. It's a good thing you had the extra facing as it helped get the fit you wanted in the bust.

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    1. Yes, I'm really grateful for that facing!

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  3. Dorothy, It is beautiful.. Proud you were able to fix it. Pretty fabric.

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    1. I'll have to do more measuring instead of being trusting, if I'm not willing to make a muslin.

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  4. What a gorgeous dress. You certainly did fix it. Looks great

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    1. Thanks! It was a close call, but I pulled it off.

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  5. Beautiful! I love that dress.

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  6. beautiful! you wear it well!

    Helen

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    1. Some of us look better with straight outfits!

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  7. Lovely dress and fabrics! You did a very good work, Dorothy :-)

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