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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dress & Jacket Butterick 5460

B5460 was done the week before. But I'd had not sewn the button or buttonhole on the jacket until this past Sunday morning and decided to wear it to church. We just returned from church when this photo was taken. So sorry for the wrinkles. Here is my review:
Pattern Description: MISSES'/MISSES' PETITE JACKET AND DRESS: Loose-fitting, unlined jackets A, B and fitted dress C with belt. A: below waist length. B: 1" below mid-knee and front pockets. C: darts, back zipper closure, 1" above mid-knee length, belt has purchased buckle

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used: An embroidered linen fabric from Joanns that's been in my fabric collection for several years.

Alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any design changes or alterations except to add about an inch to the bottom of the top front/back bodice pieces and I lined the skirt portion of the dress.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably won't sew the dress, but I may sew the jacket again. I do recommend the pattern.

Conclusion: The dress has eight darts just on the front top bodice piece. A total of 22 for the entire dress. If you need to perfect sewing darts, this is a good project to get lots of practice. I liked the shape it gives an otherwise plain dress.
I am still working on M6114. It basically just needs the elastic casing and the hem and some slipstitching along the neckbands. Another B5147 is in the works too...

7 comments:

Tanya said...

Let me be the first of many to say what a cute dress and jacket, love it.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

This is sooooo cute on you! Loving it!

NuJoi said...

Love it. Especially the jacket.

Sheila said...

That is a lovely outfit on you. Wow the dress has 22 darts... I have this pattern and didn't take a close look at it. I love darts... now the question is do I love them that much...lol

Faye Lewis said...

Wow, what a project. Lovely dress and jacket.

Jackie said...

Thanks for the compliments. Yeah, lots of darts, but you know, they weren't bad at all!

gold said...

Cute cute! I am one who needs to get better at sewing darts! LOL!