Happy Resurrection Day to all.
March 1st was the official start date for the sewalong and already we have a list of fabulous sewing vloggers who have joined up to participate in our #EasterSpringDress2017 (see the list below).
- Akram’s Ideas (host)
- Judith Dee’s World (host)
- Kittenish Behavior
- JeTua Amos
- Britt J. Jones
- Vintage On Tap
- Natural Dane
- Lisa Emerita
AND TODAY IS THE REVEAL DAY!
I chose Butterick 5030 for my Easter Spring Dress.
Fabric: Peachskin from Fabric Mart Fabrics
Pattern Description: Flared, wrapped dress, below mid-knee has semi-fitted bodice, front band or collar, sleeve variations. A: contrast bands and belt. B, F: purchased belt. C, D: self fabric belts. E: cuffs and single layered sash.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did, and very much so💜
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty easy to follow, but I did have to refer back to the dress instructions while making the collar.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I kept fidgeting with the opening for the bust due to it not actually closing as tightly as I wished.
Fabric Used: Peachskin, and I will never do it again. The fabric frays so easily. It tried to give me problems, but I wasn’t having it. **fist pump**
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I was actually scares to try this pattern because of the reviews I read. I looked at the finished measurements and decided to cut a 10 for the bust and a 12 for the skirt. I lowered the arm scythe by 2/8 in. I did a pattern testing and it was a little tight, so i cut a 14 for the arm. As I think back, I believe that a size 12 all the way would have worked just fine. I also used snaps instead of the hook and eyes for closure. I didn’t use the pattern piece for the sash, I drafted my own.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew it again. I actually love the dress. I love the flair and the fit.
This is a great pattern. I would NEVER AGAIN make it with peachskin again. It frayed and due to it slipping and sliding, I cut too much from the skirt. I had to trim about an inch off the skirt to match the other pieces. This pattern is a classic wrap dress that should be in every woman’s closet.