Easter Spring Dress 2017 Reveal and Review


Hey y’all!

Happy Resurrection Day to all.

I am in a Sew-a-long that is hosted by Akram’s Ideas and Judith Dee’s World. We are sewing a dress, any pattern of choice, just in time for Easter.

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).

AND TODAY IS THE REVEAL DAY!

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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.

Pattern Sizing:8-14

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.

Conclusion:
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.

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Butterick 5030, View E
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Collar and Sleeve View
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Setting sleeves….but this fraying is troublesome
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Hey Everyone💜
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Shoes by Jessica Simpson
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I might not like the fray, but the feel of Peachskin against my skin is AWESOME💜
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Sleeve Cuffs
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I think this is THE PERFECT DRESS.
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Self-drafted sash
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A quick peek at the inside.
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Have my pics convinced you to create your own version?
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Another inside pic: Skirt facing
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Stepping into my future….and being cute, of course.
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This fabrics has such a nice drape.
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