9/12/09

Take II on Butterick 4976

Butterick 4976 Dress is below mid-knee and semi-fitted bodice, slightly flared skirt, side zipper, attached contrast or self fabric sash with long ties and seven-eighths or long sleeves.


The first version I used a light weight knit and after scoring my stash found a medium weight knit in a background of charchoal grey with small black squares. I'd purchased this fabric along with a deep apricot with a small houndstooth print and a slate blue print from Sav-a-Thon last year.
I used the slate blue for a top using pattern S2766 and the other fabric will more likely become another 4976.Since I was using a heavier fabric, I opted to go with the same size 12 and it worked out great. The dress fits closer to the body compared to the 1st dress. Again I did not go with the zipper since I was using another knit fabric. Also, I did not attached the sash to the dress wanting the option of switching out to a different sash. I made one sash in the fashion fabric and another one in a red stretch satin. I'm glad I was just making a belt with the satin stretch, it was slipping and sliding all over the place.
Again, I highly recommend this dress, it makes a great transitional garment and can be dressed up or down.


16 comments:

Sheila said...

Ok.. Blogger isn't allowing me to post a title.

This is TAKE II ON BUTTERICK 4976 in a medium weight knit in background charcoal grey with black squares.

As we all know grey can get a lil dull so I made an alternative belt in a red satin stretch for a splash of color.

Since the fabric was a little heavier, I went with the same size 12, omitted the front darts and removed a lil less than an 1" from the sleeve seams. With the fabric being a medium weight knit it fits closer to the body and makes a perfect transitional garment.

Sew-Ann said...

I like the addition of the red belt. Don't get me started on my love for red. I feel a twitch coming on lol.

Aminat said...

Beautiful, and the red satin sash is so stunning, way to go . You are so good with color combination

paco peralta said...

I love the red "obi"......and the dreess, of course.

Faye Lewis said...

I love that one too. I think I told you that I made that pattern back in 1997 - I think. Since you are wearing different belts with it - I assume you left off the attached self belt that's in the pattern design. Am I correct? I ask because I really thought it made my dress sort of bulky at the waist.

Tanya said...

Very cute, love the grey with the red or the chain belt, you need Dorothy's shoes lol.

Andrea said...

Love it, Love it!!!! I like all 3 belts. The red obi satin belt is gorgeous!!!

Opal said...

Wow, you are on a roll with the dresses... I love this one also..that red sash looks fabulous with the dress.

alethia said...

Lovely dress. The red band is a beautiful addition

Gail said...

Another great nod to DVF. When your on a good thing stick to it.

Adrienne said...

Very pretty!

gold said...

Wow I love it! It looks great with the red sash. I must get this pattern. Good job!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Okay Sheila, seriously, you stole this dress right outta my dreams. This is exactly something I'd wear. I'd also have it in black and taupe and maroon and...

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I am sooooo loving the dress with the red sash! Beautiful!

Krystal (aka Pirouette) said...

I don't think I've ever noticed this pattern before, though it looks like others I've seen. Your versions are great!

Syl said...

That red sash really brings it out. The drape of the dress is flattering.