Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Butterick 5454 view B

A quick review with a couple of pics as I have made this once before.  My review of view A is here.
Pattern Description: Wrap dress with front tucks, front and back pleats, self-ties, and sleeve variations. This time around I made view B whichh on the envelope are three-quarter length sleeves but I made them long sleeves.

view of the fabric before cutting

Pattern Sizing:  Available in 8-24.  I cut a 14.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Very.  I just glanced at them this time around and had no problems with construction.

Finished dress

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  I love how simple yet flattering it is not to mention how quickly it went together.  I cut it out and pinned it during the first quarter of the game, took a break during the second quarter, began sewing at halftime and only missed 3 minutes of the third quarter.  Can you tell it's football season?  I guess in real time it took about 3 hours start to finish.

Fabric Used:  A blue matte jersey from denver fabrics described as 'Shades of Blue and White Print on Matte Jersey Fabric'  My choice in prints isn't always the best but I really like how this one turned out.  You can still see the pleats without them getting lost in the print.
Closeup of bodice 

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:  I made the sleeves long sleeve instead of 3/4 but that was it.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?  Most likely but not before I make a few other things.

Conclusion:  The tucks and pleats add some nice touches to an otherwise basic but great wrap dress.  Highly recommended.

Bottom Line: 
2 yards of fabric @ $4/yd
Total: $8



MAD14kt said...

L*VELY dress! I L*VE the fabric, I almost got some myself!

Faye Lewis said...

That's pretty, love the print.