Thursday, July 7, 2011

Butterick 5491...in a woven fabric

A Suzi Chin knit pattern made with 100% African cotton fabric.....Sweetttttttttt....wink








Fabric: 100% African fabric

Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, flared dresses A, B, below mid-knee or evening length, have lined, gathered v-neck bodice, neck band, front draped midriff and back zipper.

Pattern Sizing: I didn't use the pattern sizing to cut this fabric, I cut based on the client's measurement
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: I really can't say, but looke so superb on the client when she tried it on

Were the instructions easy to follow: I did't use it for most part, but very straight forward 

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the dress to floor length,
I lined the bodice and
lengthened the neck belt so that it will drop down when tie in the back
I sewed both the lining and the fabric as one piece right-side together and turned outside for a neater inside

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Absolutely love the style and everything about this pattern. Nothing to dislike

Conclusion: A very nice pattern, easy to sew and very flattering. I will surely be  making one for me as well.
Enjoy!!!
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15 comments:

  1. I really like your fabric!! It turned out great for this dress.

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  2. So pretty! That fabric is absolutely beautiful! I know your client just absolutely LOVES this!

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  3. fabulous fabric and perfect dress style for it. im sure the owner is so in love with it. :)

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  4. Looks great! I wantttttttttt :D

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  5. Great fabric choice! I believe I have this pattern in my stash. Glad to see what it could look like. Thanks for reviewing.

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  6. Lovely dress. Thank you for posting it on the Summer Dress blog.

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  7. That dress wants to go to a party on the beach with an umberlla drink!

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  8. The dress is gorgeous and love the idea of going against the pattern fabric suggestion.

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  9. I bet your client looked like a total goddess. Awesome job!

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  10. Your client is going to be one happy person!! This dress is so nice..."sweeet" is correct!!

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  11. What a lovely dress! I came across this looking for information on how to add ease to a knit pattern for a woven fabric. I really like the list of alterations you made, but didn't see anything about adjusting the ease. I guess the pattern was blousey enough as-is?

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  12. Thanks for your comment. The ease was considered before I cut the pattern, as I explained above. I cut the pattern based on the exact measurement of my client, normally I cut size 14 for her but her measurement falls under size 18 for this pattern....You cut pattern based on the finished measurement shown on the back of the pattern paper. Please let me know if this clarifies it

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